Presentation Title

Music Listening, Music Recreation, and Music Therapy: Effective Implementation in Dementia Care

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Would you be willing to present virtually?

YES

Strand

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

Target Audience

Practitioners, Older Adults

In my job as a music therapist, I work side-by-side with practitioners in the long-term care field, including CNAs, nurses, social workers, administration, hospice staff, and additional community practitioners. In my work at Baptist Village Retirement Communities, I also interact and work with older adults in the independent living, personal care home, dementia care, and skilled nursing settings.

Location

Session 3 Breakouts

Start Date

10-15-2020 3:15 PM

End Date

10-15-2020 4:15 PM

Abstract

In recent years, music has increasingly been acknowledged as an effective nonpharmacological intervention in dementia care. However, there are often questions as to the evidence behind why music works, the tangible benefits, and the best ways to implement music in this setting. Research confirms that music, especially active engagement in music, can greatly improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This workshop will explore multiple approaches to using music with people with dementia, including music listening, music recreation, and music therapy. Each method will be explained and the benefits will be explored. Resources, practical examples, and live music experiences will also be provided. You will leave this session with knowledge from a licensed and board-certified music therapist about how to effectively implement music in dementia care. Join this workshop for an interactive and engaging music experience!

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Oct 15th, 3:15 PM Oct 15th, 4:15 PM

Music Listening, Music Recreation, and Music Therapy: Effective Implementation in Dementia Care

Session 3 Breakouts

In recent years, music has increasingly been acknowledged as an effective nonpharmacological intervention in dementia care. However, there are often questions as to the evidence behind why music works, the tangible benefits, and the best ways to implement music in this setting. Research confirms that music, especially active engagement in music, can greatly improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This workshop will explore multiple approaches to using music with people with dementia, including music listening, music recreation, and music therapy. Each method will be explained and the benefits will be explored. Resources, practical examples, and live music experiences will also be provided. You will leave this session with knowledge from a licensed and board-certified music therapist about how to effectively implement music in dementia care. Join this workshop for an interactive and engaging music experience!