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Sarah Thompson is a board-certified music therapist who has worked with people with neurologic differences for over 17 years. She is a book contributor, speaker, and researcher who loves discussing how neuroscience-based music interventions can change people’s lives. Sarah is the CEO of Rehabilitative Rhythms, a Denver-based nonprofit organization.
For more information:
A Lifetime With Music: https://possiblewithmusic.org/a-lifetime-with-music/
Outline of Discussion:
Why is music so helpful for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia?
- How music is processed
- Considerations for hearing loss
How exactly can music help someone living with dementia?
How is music therapy different than simply listening to music on an iPod or on Alexa?
- Skilled intervention
- Parallel of going for a walk vs. physical therapy
What are some tips that you could share for caregivers to use right now?