Lean on me when you’re not strong I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on
INTERPERSONAL INTRAPERSONAL What sorts of connections were made between Naomi and Gladys? What sorts of connections were made within Gladys?
Communication, interaction Intimacy “one person” in sync Helps to mirror movements Provides emotional safety because of familiar songs Making music together Repetitive motion (responsive behavior) redirected into meaningful communication
Repetitive motion becomes entrained with music and makes meaning and sense Reconnection with “self” Elicits appropriate and rhythmically timed response in song Carryover effect?
Comfort – music’s consoling power reaching deep into psyche, beyond words Attachment – communicative potential of music may continue unimpeded by verbal losses Inclusion – music is incomplete without PWD’s contribution Occupation – music-making encourages participation, concentration, imagination, skill Identity – experience of self in dynamic relationship with another
PAIN DISTRACTION ANTIEMETIC SLEEP PROMOTION RELATIONSHIP COMPLETION Ira Byock, 2004 (I love you, thank you, will you forgive me, I forgive you, good bye) Amy Clements-Cortes, 2009 Music enhances relationship completion
PAIN DISTRACTION ANTIEMETIC SLEEP PROMOTION RELATIONSHIP COMPLETION LEGACY Music as part of dignity therapy protocol Chochinov, 2005
PAIN DISTRACTION ANTIEMETIC SLEEP PROMOTION RELATIONSHIP COMPLETION LEGACY GRIEF WORK Music and mourning tasks Joy Berger, 2008
1. Bridgepoint Health Collaboration 2. Music Care Delivery in Long Term Care 2 phase study 3. Conceptualizing Music Care – 10 domains
35,000+ units of designed music delivered across Canada (12 albums, 3 DVDs) 5 national conferences, 200+workshops 84 R2R sites across Canada – results Music Care conceptualization
4. DYNAMIC NOT FORMULAIC Lean on me when you’re not strong I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on
Relax and pay attention to the breath Hum one tone and think of it as home Move to neighbouring notes slowly Hum each note sensibly flowing softly in between Explore melody, finding what is soothing Repeat melodies with simple words – lullabies, prayers “I am here with you”, “I love you”, “peace my child”, “there is no need to fear” Listen deeply to pace, pause, texture and breath Allow for silence