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.

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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?