Another Music & Memory℠ Milestone: 3K certified organizations and counting

It’s official. We’ve now surpassed 3,000 MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certified Care Organizations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. In just the past eight months, Music & Memory has added one thousand more care settings, as personalized music continues to demonstrate a host of therapeutic benefits: Participants are more upbeat, often regaining lost ability to communicate verbally; Visits with family and friends improve; Better moods lead to calmer social environments…

11 octobre 2016

A Neurologists View of Music Therapy in Patients With Brain Trauma

Dementia, strokes, Parkinson’s and other neurological illnesses are increasing in numbers as the baby boomer demographic grows older. Adding to this burden of care for the numbers of people with these illnesses are those who are younger and have suffered severe brain trauma. While mortality is decreasing, likely due to improved in-hospital care, it may mean that there will be more people living with the consequences of the brain trauma…

11 juillet 2016

Brain Picks up the Beat of Music Automatically

A sense of rhythm is a uniquely human characteristic. Music Cognition scientist Fleur Bouwer discovered that the sense of rhythm — also known as the beat — is so fundamental to humans that we recognise patterns in music even without paying any attention or receiving any training. Based on these findings, Bouwer will obtain her doctorate from the University of Amsterdam on Wednesday 8 June. What most people call the…

26 mai 2016

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Heart Ailments, Brain Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, Depression, PTSD, Alzheimers, Childhood Development and More. Music has proven time and again to be an important component of human culture. From its ceremonial origin to modern medical usage for personal motivation, concentration, and shifting mood, music is a powerful balm for the human soul. Though traditional “music therapy” encompasses a specific set of practices, the broader use…

10 mars 2016

Before my Son Died, Music Mattered More Than Medicine

My kids were playing on the floor, while I made dinner and listened to music. Then, his song began to play. It was the song that I sang to my son Micah the day before he died. Suddenly, I was swept away by the music and back in Micah’s hospital room. Micah died years ago, but as Micah’s song played, my mind, body and soul journeyed back to that moment…

29 février 2016

Music Therapy in Hospice and Palliative Care | Gwen’s Story

Guest blog post by Jennifer Buchanan of JB Music Therapy – a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta. “Our mission at JB Music Therapy is to transform lives through excellence in clinical practice and education by bringing music into the foreground. JBMT has been providing music therapy services since 1991. We offer personalized programs for individuals coping with brain injury, mental health issues, learning challenges, dementia, palliative care, addictions, long-term…

22 juillet 2015

Music Therapy or Music Education?

How is music therapy different from music education? Why should my child receive music therapy if they have a music class at school? Do they work on the same things? If these are some of the questions that have crossed your mind then continue reading as the purpose of this blog post is: to explain the differences of music therapy and music education, how the goals are different within these…

17 juin 2015

Le Professeur Erik SCERDER qui Favorise Enormément l’Utilisation de la Musique

Muziek & Hersenverbindingen Prof. dr. Erik Scherder heeft aangetoond dat muziek een positief effect heeft op de verbindingen tussen de verschillende gebieden in het brein. Tussen taalgebieden, het geheugen, het bewegingscentrum en tussen alle gebieden waar betekenis wordt gegeven aan zintuiglijke prikkels. Muziek raakt iets aan, waar een ziekte als dementie geen vat op heeft Hulpmiddel in de zorg Mensen met dementie krijgen door het luisteren naar muziek herinneringen terug….

30 septembre 2014

Top 12 Brain-Based Reasons Why Music as Therapy Works

There are over 5,000 board-certified music therapists in the United States. And there’s one question we get asked daily: What is music therapy? According to the American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” Simply put, we use music to make your life…

22 avril 2010