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Monoma: Training & Rehabilitation Through Games & Music

Filisia now accepts pre-orders for its assistive technology device Monoma® (filisia-interfaces.com/pre-order), a creative and interactive product for people with additional needs, which is used for cognitive, occupational, music therapy and special education needs training.
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Games and Gaming 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
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments fo...
Source: Research in gerontological nursing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate- to low-quality evidence suggests that music therapy as an addition to standard care improves the global state, mental state (including negative and general symptoms), social functioning, and quality of life of people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like disorders. However, effects were inconsistent across studies and depended on the number of music therapy sessions as well as the quality of the music therapy provided. Further research should especially address the long-term effects of music therapy, dose-response relationships, as well as the relevance of outcome measures in relation to music the...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion Although all the therapies identified could be used as part of the treatment of behavioural symptoms, there is insufficient evidence relating to the indications, appropriate use and effectiveness of these therapies to apply in each behavioural treatment. Thus, the present study has demonstrated a significant research gap.What is known about the topic? Despite the widespread use of many different types of therapies, there is limited evidence regarding the efficacy of non-pharmaceutical therapies deployed in the management of behaviours of concern manifested by some people who suffer with dementia in all its forms...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2017 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy Author(s): Melody Schwantes, Eliana Rivera The purpose of this pilot study was to develop a community music therapy approach for students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in a university setting with a postsecondary education program specifically designed for students with IDD. Action research was used to create space for social critique and reflexivity throughout the research process. The aim of the group approach was to establish community and relationships within the residence hall where the students c...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
AbstractGuidelines in stroke rehabilitation recommend the use of a multidisciplinary approach. Different approaches and techniques with music are used in the stroke rehabilitation to improve motor and cognitive functions but also psychological outcomes. In this randomized controlled pilot trial, relational active music therapy approaches were tested in the post-acute phase of disease. Thirty-eight hospitalized patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke were recruited and allocated in two groups. The experimental group underwent the standard of care (physiotherapy and occupational therapy daily sessions) and relational a...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has long been considered a detrimental form of dementia. With over 35 million individuals globally living with dementia and this number predicted to triple in the next thirty years (World Health Organization, 2012); it is now vital that effective pharmacological treatments help modify the disease and improve individual’s quality of life — as current pharmacological treatments have only been effective in relation to relieving the severity of symptoms. As a result researchers have looked to investigate whether other non-pharmacological treatments can supplement pharmacological treat...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Caregivers Disabilities Memory and Perception Alzheimer's disease Cognition Dementia Music Therapy Source Type: news
Abstract Dementia is known to be an illness which brings forth marked disability amongst the elderly individuals. At times, patients living with dementia do also experience non-cognitive symptoms, and these symptoms include that of hallucinations, delusional beliefs as well as emotional liability, sexualized behaviours and aggression. According to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, non-pharmacological techniques are typically the first-line option prior to the consideration of adjuvant pharmacological options. Reminiscence and music therapy are thus viable options. Lazar et al. [3] pr...
Source: Technology and Health Care - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research
Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year ’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, withMusic Therapy for depression coming in at number 7,Music Therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 andMusic Therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update ofMusic interventions for cancer patientstook centre stage and madeheadlines around the world, finding that music may have beneficial effects on anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression and quality of life for people with cancer.‘It’s great to see these reviews are the subject o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: This review highlights the need for well-designed randomised controlled trials conducted to assess the effects of non-pharmacological interventions on seizure and behavioural outcomes in people with intellectual disabilities and epilepsy. PMID: 26355236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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