Singing can Help Swallowing Function for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Short but sweet article talking about the effects of music therapy and singing on maintaining or even improving swallowing function for people who have Parkinson’s. The possibilities are exciting: improved quality of life and possibly even increased life expectancy! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4813628/Parkinson-s-sufferers-SING-improve-life.html

Drumming Study Video #2

This is an example from a drumming video I made for a pilot study for people with Parkinson’s disease, working on motor skills and quality of life. Participants reported enjoying the video and one liked doing it with her eyes closed as a way to relax after a long day. I keep this video upContinue reading “Drumming Study Video #2”

Alzheimer’s & the Power of Music

Dr. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist with a talent for telling fascinating stories about his patients. In this video, he talks about the phenomena in which patients with Alzheimer’s are able to function almost normally when triggered by familiar songs or rhythm. Sacks has long been a proponent of music therapy, speaking of its powerContinue reading “Alzheimer’s & the Power of Music”

Welcome to my Music Therapy Blog!

Thanks for visiting! I wish I could offer you a cup of tea. But I’m hoping that there will be something in this for everyone. I am starting this blog to educate about Neurologic Music Therapy, and in doing so to keep myself apprised of the latest research and cool things that are happening inContinue reading “Welcome to my Music Therapy Blog!”