Posts made in October, 2013

Individual Music Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Speaks is a blog talk radio show for people dealing with and supporting loved ones who are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.  The host of the show, Lori La Bey makes a difference through conversation and discussion, and in the following video, is behind the camera during a music therapy session between music therapist Melissa Hirokawa of Living Spirit Music Therapy and Lori’s mother, who is in the later stages of the disease.  A simple song, when paired with a music therapist’s empathy and knowledge of clients’ likely preferences can bring joy and engagement to those who don’t find pleasure from much...

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Gabby Giffords Finds her Voice

When Gabby Giffords was shot in the head, she lost most of her ability to communicate.  Through over a year of consistent music therapy sessions, Gabby was able to regain speech through a technique used by music therapists called Melodic Intonation Therapy. Find out more about her journey with music therapy here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_MindBodyNews/gabby-giffords-finding-voice-music-therapy/story?id=14903987#.UL6J1JPjmKw

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