Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Get Focused

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Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. This is true whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression,…

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Song Spotlight: “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

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Mood: Contemplative, Sweet Themes: Love, Dreaming Tempo: Slow Genre/Style: Jangle Pop, 1950s Having beautiful experiences to dream about or something special to look forward to can boost our outlook on current life circumstances. Daydreaming about things we enjoy can give us a much needed rest from attending to all of the things that can be…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Get in Rhythm

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Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. This is true whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression,…

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Song Spotlight: “Till There Was You”

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Mood: Peaceful, Love Themes: Musicals, Love Songs Tempo: Slow Genre/Style: Musicals Musicals come in all shapes and sizes. Musicals combine the elements of acting, singing songs that detail the story, spoken dialogue, and dancing. The stories convey a wide range of emotions and are sometimes adapted from book and plays. Musicals can be based around…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Make Music

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Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. This is true whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression,…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Connect to Memories

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Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need from music therapy, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. This is true whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Honor Difficult Feelings

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Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need from music therapy, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. This is true whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s…

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Song Spotlight: “I Could Have Danced All Night”

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Mood: Wistful, Excited Themes: Musicals, Marni Nixon Tempo: Up-Beat Genre/Style: Musical When watching musicals and films, a lot happens behind the scenes to create movie magic. Some of these tricks are scene edits and cuts, creating mystical words, and even changing whose voice is heard in the film. Enter Marni Nixon, a professional singer whose…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Feel Better

Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need from music therapy, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients, whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression,…

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Top 10 Benefits of Music Therapy: Be Creative

Why music therapy?  While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need from music therapy, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients, whether they are dealing with cognitive decline and/or physical limitations from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, depression,…

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