Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Music Therapy and Caregivers

I recently gave a presentation about music therapy focused on caregivers for older adults.  I used this prezi as part of a broader discussion that included experiential activities such as a demonstration of progressive muscle relaxation to music and how to involve caregivers with their loved ones in singing and instrument playing with moments of structured improvisation.  While it is impossible to re-create the presentation here, I am posting this prezi for the benefit of those who attended the presentation.  In addition, here are a few good references in the research literature with helpful information about this topic:


Brotons, M., & Marti, P. (2003).  Music therapy with Alzheimer’s patients and their family caregivers: A pilot project.  Journal of Music Therapy, 40, 138-150.

Choi, Y. K. (2010).  The effect of music and progressive muscle relaxation on anxiety, fatigue, and quality of life in family caregivers of hospice patients.  Journal of Music Therapy, 47, 53-69.

Clair, A. A., & Ebberts, A. G. (1997).  The effects of music therapy on interactions between family caregivers and their care receivers with late stage dementia.  Journal of Music Therapy, 34, 148-164.

Clair, A. A., & Memmott, J. (2008).  Therapeutic uses of music with older adults (2nd ed.).  Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

Hanser, S. B, Butterfield-Whitcomb, J., Kawata, M., & Collins, B. (2011).  Home-based music strategies with individuals who have dementia and their family caregivers.  Journal of Music Therapy, 48, 2-27.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Under the Big Top: Building a Successful Integrative Care Program

This Powerpoint was presented as part of a concurrent session at the 2014 National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association in Louisville, KY. I invite you to ask questions and make comments regarding the presentation or your own experience with integrative care programs.  I will add notes to key topics on the slides soon in a separate Scribd box.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Deciphering the Affordable Healthcare Act One Year Later: Implications for Music Therapy



This Prezi was presented as part of a concurrent session at the 2014 National Conference of the American Music Therapy Association in Louisville, KY.  I invite you to ask questions and make comments regarding the presentation or the effect of Obamacare on music therapy services.

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