Music Through Life
Now available through MindStart are Music Through Life therapeutic music DVDs. These DVD sessions were created for seniors to facilitate social interaction, cognitive and sensory stimulation, reminiscing, and life enrichment. They can be especially helpful for those with memory loss.
Created by a board-certified music therapist, each set contains a DVD and a booklet centered around a theme. All of the music is provided by the music therapist on the DVD and the booklet ties it all together with discussion questions, trivia, and suggested activities. By following the simple instructions in the booklet, you are able to create your own interactive therapeutic music session!
DVD video sample from The Outdoors
What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a profession in which a trained and skilled music therapist uses music to help clients maintain or improve their health and functioning level. Music therapists determine clients' social, physical, cognitive, and emotional needs, set goals, and design music sessions and experiences to help meet those needs and goals. Music thereapy has been shown to:
- Promote Wellness
- Manage Stress
- Alleviate Pain
- Express Feelings
- Enhance Memory
- Improve Communication
- Promote Physical Rehabilitation
For further information, see the American Music Therapy Association Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.