Music therapy can help adults and older people
who are affected by:
Dementia, anxiety or depression.
Developmental delay, brain injury or multiple disabilities.
Dual diagnosis - learning disability with mental health issues.
How Does Music Therapy Help?
The ability to respond to music is usually unaffected by disability, illness or injury. Music therapy is person-centred. Through creative music-making, listening and responding, the therapist supports the individual’s own ideas.
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Music Therapy in dementia care can facilitate:
Communication, relating, choice, self-expression, individual identity, positivity,
emotional well-being, connections with others and memories.
It can reduce agitation, isolation and loneliness.
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Music therapy can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community, those who have physical or cognitive disability, emotional distress or mental illness. helping them to communicate, share and improves emotional well-being.
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The therapist connects deeply with all who are referred to her and builds a strong rapport through the use of music.
It is wonderful to see them interacting with the therapist, responding to the music and being given a positive means of expressing themselves.
We have seen first-hand how music therapy can transcend communication barriers.
Medical Team, Independence Homes Ltd