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Music Therapy for Residents

By brian barrick
July 16, 2012


Assisted Living Facilities frequently employ music therapists. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Individuals are likely to feel down and grief-stricken when moved away from their families and homes into an assisted living facility for unfamiliar persons to take care of them. Music therapy aids to alleviate grief and improve emotional feelings. Therapists can also assist residents that suffer from Alzheimer`s and dementia, because researchers have established that music can improve their memory. This enhancement is partially due to the effect music has on increasing the release of certain hormones in the body.

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