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Community Music Therapy to Support the Relationship between Family Carers and People Living with Dementia: A Pilot Project

Maharani Allan MMusTher (Hons), BA, NZ RMTh Private practice   Keywords: Dementia, Community Music Therapy groups, relationships, identity music, family carers Abstract Currently, 70,000 people are living with dementia in New Zealand. This is expected to rise to 170,212 in 2050, with an associated cost of $1.7 billion climbing to $5 billion. The people who face …

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Selecting the Best Music for Patient Listening while Unwell: A Music Therapist’s Personal Experience

Joan Webster BA, Dip Tchg, ASMT, NZ RMTh, Retired Daphne Rickson PhD (Music), MMusTher, MHealSc (MenH), NZ RMTh Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī   Keywords: Music therapy, music medicine, receptive methods, music preference, personal narrative Abstract Receptive music therapy methods, music medicine (pre-recorded music administered by medical professionals) and …

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Clinical Improvisation in Group Music Therapy with Adults with Severe Brain Injury: A Space Where Everything can Happen, or Nothing can Happen

Maybelle Swaney MA (Music Therapy), BMus, BA, RMT (Australia) Senior Music Therapist in Disability Services, Department of Human Services, South Australia   Keywords: Clinical improvisation, group music therapy, moderate–severe brain injury, emotional rehabilitation, long-term care Abstract This paper is a reflective piece on group music therapy with adults with brain injury. The author draws on her …

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