Using music as a tool to support health and wellness 

in individual and group sessions for older adults

MUSIC THERAPY AND OLDER ADULTS

HOW CAN MUSIC THERAPY HELP OLDER ADULTS?

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WHY MUSIC THERAPY FOR OLDER ADULTS:

  • Provides a normalizing experience for older adults and their carepartners

• Natural, familiar, engaging, motivating, and non-invasive medium

• Incorporates preferences meaningful to the clients and carepartners

• Individual and group opportunities for intervention using alternative means of communication, self-expression, interaction, and thinking

• Simultaneously clinical and creative

• Research supports music therapy intervention for a variety of needs of older adults

• Beneficial for those with neurological impairments due to the way the brain processes music

WHY A MUSIC THERAPIST FOR OLDER ADULTS:

  • Recognize and assess needs that may need further intervention and support

• Specialized training, knowledge and experience to facilitate engagement

• Adapt tasks to needs/abilities of group members

• Cope smoothly and seamlessly with changes in group members

• Explore and express individual preferences

• Create meaningful experiences and interaction

• Preferred cognitive and sensory experiences

• Positive social interaction and enhance quality of life

• Build group cohesion and pride

• Optimal for intergenerational program

• Expertise in working with older adults

• Balance needs of all group members

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