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, or anxiety. We’re reviewing these in a video series on the top 1o benefits of music therapy for older adults.
Here’s one of the top benefits of music therapy for older adults:
Most of us need to move our bodies more, but especially as we age, aches and pains and injuries and diseases can get in the way.
Music therapists can help clients move their bodies more, whether it’s just for the joy of movement, or to move in prescribed ways according to the directions of PTs or OTs. Music provides inspiration and also works on the neurological level to help us move more.
Learn more in this video:
Want a glimpse of one way we help encourage movement in music therapy? Here’s a sample movement to music experience, led by music therapist Emily Schmeidler.
Note: Whether in a group session or with an individual client, the music therapist adapts the music and the movements to fit the kind of movement that the client needs to do in that session.
Ready to explore the benefits of music therapy for yourself or someone you care for? Schedule your free consultation today.