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Music Therapy: Therapeutic Benefits of Singing with Seniors
Transcript of Music Therapy: Therapeutic Benefits of Singing with Seniors
Therapeutic Benefits of Singing with Seniors
Singing with Seniors
Association of Ontario
Canadian Association For Music Therapy
Clinical Process of Music Therapist
What is music therapy?
Music Therapy Populations
Music Therapy Overview
Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development.
Canadian Association for Music Therapy General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 1994
Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Day treatment programs
Long term care centres
Substance abuse and addiction centres
Music Therapy Overview:
Music therapy populations
Clinical process of music therapist
Singing with Seniors:
Dementia and Alzheimer's
Dementia and Alzheimer's: Pre-composed Songs
Validation, support, and expression of feelings
Empowerment and control
Connectedness and acceptance
Meaning, purpose, and hope in life
Change emotional states
Palliative Care: The Breath
Decrease tension and pain
Reduce depression and anxiety
Meditative and prayer traditions
What is Melodic Intonation Therapy?
Neuroplasticity and brain re-organization
Improve daily function and conversational speech
Stroke Victims: Melodic Intonation Therapy
Legacy work: coping with the end of life
Palliative Care: Songs
BMT (Bachelor of Music Therapy, Acadia University)