Music Care Conference

Music Care Conference Features Music Therapists

Come November 9th 2013, Toronto would be staging the Music Care Conference. Music touches every part of us our bodies, emotions, minds, relationships and souls and can make a difference in our quality of life and well-being.

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Music at end of life

Music at end of life

There are a number of reasons why music is now being recognized as a complementary treatment in palliative care and why music therapists are part of the palliative team. Non-pharmacological strategies like music therapy promote relief in pain and symptom management. Music is used to promote relaxation, to reduce anxiety and to supplement other pain control methods.

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10 Reasons Why Music  Works in Dementia Care

10 Reasons Why Music Works in Dementia Care

Studies show that music is a powerful stimulus for the brain, both emotionally and cognitively. This may be why it is such an important intervention in dementia care. When cognition is disappearing, when semantics, comprehension, working memory, and processing may be lost, music reaches into the emotional places where neural activity may be intact or at least somewhat active………….

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Music for well-being1

Music Care for well-being

Music can be used to evoke wide ranges of either calming or stimulating physical responses. Research has shown that music can affect blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, pupil dilation, discomfort and tolerance to pain. Music can affect our mood, our stress levels, match our emotional responses.

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