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MUSIC THERAPY AND OLDER ADULTS

WHY MUSIC THERAPY IS BENEFICIAL FOR OLDER ADULTS

Provides a normalizing and engaging experience

• Natural, familiar, motivating, and non-invasive

• Incorporates preferences meaningful to clients 

  and carepartners

• Opportunity for appropriate and dignified         

   sensory and cognitive stimulation

• Uses alternative means of communication,   

   thinking, self-expression, and interaction

• Simultaneously clinical and creative

• Supported by research (evidence-based)

• Beneficial for those with neurological  

  challenges like dementia due to the way the 

  brain processes music

HOW A MUSIC THERAPIST CAN HELP OLDER ADULTS IN A GROUP SETTING

• Quickly recognizes ​and assesses needs

• Can adapt to needs/abilities of all group 

    members for maximum success

• Has specialized training, knowledge and 

   experience to facilitate optimal participation

• Copes seamlessly and smoothly with changes 

    in group members 

• Creates meaningful and preferred experiences 

• Increases social interaction and enhances  

   quality of life

• Builds group cohesion, pride, and belonging

• Balances needs of all group members

• Find commonalities while honoring differences

Interested in individual or group music therapy for older adults?

We see clients at home and in residential care communities!


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