Presentation on theme: "Music Therapy – Keeping the Beat Alive!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Music Therapy – Keeping the Beat Alive! Matt WhitakerMusic Therapist
2 Who am I? Lifelong music lover Attended UGA Guitarist Interned at Wesley Woods HospitalActivity Therapist at Budd TerraceActive personResearch
3 Music Therapy Definition 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."On this day, I was playing the patient. An intensive, exhaustive seven-hour schedule was presented, full of physical therapy, speech, recreational, occupational and my personal favorite – music therapy."- Dr. Sanjay Gupta
4 What is Music Therapy/Why Music? Music is multi-modalMusic appeals to the emotions, it can calm or provokeMusic provides structureMusic MAY lift someones moodMusic can distract or divert attentionMusic is reality orienting (makes you aware of your surroundings)
5 Purpose of Providing Music Encourage social interactionEnhance awarenessEncourage exerciseSensory stimulationMemory stimulationEncourages emotional bondingEnhances the gestaltLifts staff spiritsProvides inter-generational interaction
6 Types of Music (Major Genres) JazzClassicalFolkCountryWorldReligiousRockBluesR&B
7 What kind of music?There is no one music that is more or less effective than any otherPersonal preference is most importantMusic that was popular during resident's formative years, ages is most effectiveNo one client is the sameOur music is changing (younger residents, rehab floors, broader range of choices)
8 Accentuation/Diminution Any activity should follow a bell curveThere should be a steady rise and fall in tempo and volumeAn activity can be as short as a song, as long as an hourAn activity can be individualized or groupActivities can focus on group or individual goalsDoes not have to be a “scheduled” activityMusic can be inserted into other activities
10 Alzheimer's DiseasePlay familiar songs to increase reality orientationProvide comfort during stressful situationsRedirect wanderingMusic can provide structure during daily activities such as mealtimes:use seasonally and time appropriate songsMusic can also decrease stress and unpleasant sensory experiences during bathing
11 Activities Name that tune Complete the rhyme Old fashioned sing along Walk and humRhythmic chant (Melodic Intonation Therapy)Rise and Shine
12 Hospice Patients Play soft, soothing music to promote awareness Use familiar music to assist with disease transitionSing to patients (sometimes that's easier than talking)Make “Lifesong” mix cd's for families to help address closureWrite and record a “Lifesong” with patientThe last sense to go is...
13 Neuro/CVA/Stroke/TBI "I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders -- Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged." -Oliver SacksMusic can assist with entrainment (Gabby Gifford)Music can structure exercise/rehabFamiliar music can stimulate memoryProvides sensory stimulation
14 Strategies for Rehab Patients Provide co-treatment with rehab therapies (OT,PT, SLP)Use music as a rapport building toolUse newer music (no more “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”)Introduce adaptive dance groupsBring in live musicUse contract music therapists in rehab settingMake therapy an exciting part of YOUR program, not THEIRS
15 Rehab Activities “Moovin' and Groovin'” Drum circles Patient recitals (when you have one, use them!)HummmmbleAdvertise what recorded music will be playing at certain times (golden oldies, jazz night)Insert musical preferences to your interviews and follow throughMake a fool of yourself!
16 High Blood Pressure/Congestive Heart Failure Familiar music can calm patients and lower blood pressureMusic can also provide comfort during times of distressSinging can increase lung functionMusic provides structure for breathingMusic and imagery can change perception of surroundings
17 Home-like Atmosphere Play music during social times Have preferred music in resident's room to create a personalized environmentMusic in common areas should be used sparingly, do not ruin its noveltyUse live music whenever possibleDo not use music if it is not preferredCome up with musical themes
18 Ways to Provide Music Live music Recorded music Music Therapists Music PractitionersLay performersResidentsRecorded musicCDsRadioLoaded mp3 player from familyMp3 players for checkoutMusic DVD's
19 My Groups Movement to Music Sing Along Devotional Name That Tune “Genre” Bag TossSocialsService LeagueRise and ShineMusic History/Music and Reading
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