Baycrest launches study combining music and brain stimulation to improve memory

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with mild cognitive impairment.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewAdvances in the field of Pediatric Oncology have led to increased survival rates in children with cancer, and addressing the emotional well-being and quality of life of this specific population is a critical component of care. Mind-body therapies (MBTs) are an adjuvant modality of treatment that appears to have a positive impact on patient quality of life, patient mental health, and family perceptions toward illness. In this review, we describe several evidence-based MBTs, such as art therapy, meditation, prayer, music therapy, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, their use, and our personal experie...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that Thai instrumental folk music listening was effective for SBP and DBP reduction in stage-2 HT patients. This therapy can be used as an alternating approach simultaneously with pharmacological treatment. This trial was registered retrospectively after completion to ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT03381820. PMID: 30012391 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
When I was a teen, my parents had a home specifically built with separate quarters so that my grandmother could live with us and still maintain her privacy. For us, it was simply a decision that would allow Grandma to move in—nothing newsworthy at the time. Nowadays, with our tendency to label trends, sociologists would call my family’s arrangement “multigenerational living,” and Grandma’s special living area would be considered an “in-law suite.”  Read full article on Agingcare about how some families can make multigenerational living work: Photo credit Nathan Anderson: ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Death. For some, it signals the beginning of a more perfect life. For others, it is the end. Ultimately, for everyone, death is part of the life cycle and no amount of medical intervention will change that. Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin became fascinated by the way that different cultures and religions view the death experience, and in the process, she has made a remarkable film titled Living While Dying, which features people who are going through that process and their varying emotions. Read the full article on HealthCentral about various philosophies surrounding death and watch touching interviews with those going throu...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Previous studies have examined music therapy (MT) as a potential modality to relieve negative postoperative symptoms such as pain. This randomized control trial examined the use of MT on patient satisfaction in the postanesthesia care unit.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Hospice organizations are keenly aware of the soothing power of music. Sometimes the music may be used casually, by the facility or the family, knowing that this is a type of music that the person who is in the dying process had always enjoyed. Increasingly, though, employing trained music therapists has been favored. This type of therapy seems especially helpful with those who are dying from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Perhaps this is because in the final stage of dementia, people have usually moved beyond the point where conversation is possible. Read more on HealthCentral about how music therapy c...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Various types of therapies have proven to be useful in alcohol and drug rehab programs, but music therapy is a tool that many individuals seeking treatment may not understand fully. Studies have shown that music therapy provides significant healing, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and it may end up being an important aspect of your own substance abuse treatment. What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy is very different from music in the form of entertainment. It is a clinical and evidence-based therapeutic practice that utilizes music to accomplish goals within an individual’s therapy program.1 Each client&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Creativity Habits LifeHelper Psychology Psychotherapy Recovery Substance Abuse Treatment Drug rehabilitation Music Therapy Source Type: blogs
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Marshall-Andrews, who runs a pioneering surgery in Brighton, believes the decision would boost the mental health of thousands.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: May 2018Source: Infant Behavior and Development, Volume 51Author(s): Tiffany FieldAbstractThe increasing prevalence of postnatal anxiety highlights the need for summarizing the recent research on this condition to inform screening and intervention efforts. This narrative review of the literature was derived from a search on PubMed and PsycINFO for papers published since 2010. The demographic risk factors for postnatal anxiety include being a young mother, having more education and being employed. Childbirth risk factors include being primiparous in one sample and multiparous in another, caesarean delivery...
Source: Infant Behavior and Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
ConclusionMusic is a simple, inexpensive and effective way to reduce pain score and increase satisfaction with pain control during TUGOR procedure, which may justify its routine use.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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