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Ukulele Kids Club Brings Healing Powers of Music to a Red Cross Shelter

Story and photos by Chris Genin, American Red Cross volunteer Shelter residents and volunteers gathered to the sound of a live band, featuring the ukulele, playing at the Greenspoint Mall ... The... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!}
Source: Red Cross Chat - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Disaster children in shelters Hurricane Harvey music therapy teaching music to children ukulele Ukulele Kids Club Source Type: news

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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 full article on HealthCentral about how music t...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
The use of music as therapy in multidisciplinary end-of-life care dates back to the 1970s and nowadays music therapy (MT) is one of the most frequently used complementary therapy in in-patient palliative care ...
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Liao SJ, Tan MP, Chong MC, Chua YP Abstract BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of pharmacological treatment may be limited in older persons. Several studies using Tai Chi or music therapy separately confirmed positive effects in the reduction of depressive symptoms. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the possible synergistic effect of combined music and Tai Chi on depressive symptoms. METHODS: One hundred and seven older adults with mild to moderate depressive symptoms were recruited from Ya'an city. Fifty-five participants were cluster randomized to combined music and Tai Chi gr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
The objective of this exploratory study was to gain insight into the auditory perception of these patients and into opportunities of musical improvisation in the treatment of patients with complex PTSD. The study design combined a clinical and a psychoacoustic part. The clinical part investigated subjective comments on unpleasant sound perception in music therapy. In the psychoacoustic part, hearing thresholds and levels at most comfortable loudness (MCL) were measured using a standard audiometer. Evaluation of 24 group music therapy sessions revealed that the participants of this study communicated discomfort towards soun...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Research indicates that anxiety during pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of alterations in the mental health of the pregnant woman and of obstetric complications.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Author(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare individual efficacy and additive effects of pain control interventions in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level-3 University affiliated neonatal intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS: 200 neonates (26-36 weeks gestational age) requiring heel-stick for bedside glucose assessment. Exclusion criteria were neurologic impairment and critical illness precluding study interventions. INTERVENTION: Neonates were randomly assigned to Kangaroo mother care with Music therapy, Music therapy, Kangaroo Mother care or Control (no additional interventio...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
This study points out the relation between anxiety and anxiety relevant cardiac arrhythmia.
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
This article provides a careful overview of music therapy history from prehistory to the present and a review of the latest applications of music therapy in cardiovascular diseases. PMID: 29394426 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Music therapy is demonstrated to be effective to relieve the agitation among people with dementia, but the comparative effectiveness of methods of music engagement for people with dementia is uncertain.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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