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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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ConclusionsNot only do these results confirm the stress‐reducing nature of two types of multisensory therapy, but they support the use of sAA as a potential tool for evaluating stress levels in individuals with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, providing an important physiological lens that may guide strategies in clinical and non‐clinical care for individuals with disabilities.
Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Nonpharmacologic interventions have been shown to be relatively effective in reducing agitation and improving the quality of life of patients with dementia.1,2 Programs/interventions that have been employed in many long-term care facilities include aromatherapy,3 art therapy,2 exercise therapy,4 –6 music therapy,2 pet therapy, and more.1 Exercise programs in particular have been shown in some studies to be effective in reducing agitation among patients with dementia.4,6,7 One emerging intervention that is not well established or validated, however, is snoezelen therapy.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Conditions:   Infertility;   Anesthesia Intervention:   Procedure: music therapy Sponsor:   Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Findings of the present meta-analysis indicate that music therapy provides short-term beneficial effects for people with depression. Music therapy added to treatment as usual (TAU) seems to improve depressive symptoms compared with TAU alone. Additionally, music therapy plus TAU is not associated with more or fewer adverse events than TAU alone. Music therapy also shows efficacy in decreasing anxiety levels and improving functioning of depressed individuals.Future trials based on adequate design and larger samples of children and adolescents are needed to consolidate our findings. Researchers should consider i...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Thomas P. Abrahams, Joosje C. van Dooren With 75% of the population in secure residential youth care diagnosed with attention-related problems, these individuals might benefit from Musical Attention Control Training (MACT). The purpose of this randomised controlled pilot study was to determine the feasibility and preliminary effects of MACT on attention outcomes in secure residential youth care. Because of the generally low treatment motivation of this population, a non-standardised music therapy intervention (NSMT) with simila...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of evidence for the comparisons of oral chloral hydrate against several other methods of sedation was very variable. Oral chloral hydrate appears to have a lower sedation failure rate when compared with oral promethazine for children undergoing paediatric neurodiagnostic procedures. The sedation failure was similar for other comparisons such as oral dexmedetomidine, oral hydroxyzine hydrochloride, and oral midazolam. When compared with intravenous pentobarbital and music therapy, oral chloral hydrate had a higher sedation failure rate. However, it must be noted that the evidence for the outcomes fo...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conditions:   Quality of Life;   Stress;   Anxiety;   Depression Intervention:   Other: Music Therapy Sponsor:   Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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