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Music & Memory: The Power of Music


Do you have a favorite song that you hum in your head? Can you remember the song that was played at your wedding? What was one of your favorite songs growing up in high school? These are the first questions I pose to my clients; many of whom have suffered strokes, brain trauma, and have become confined...


Music Therapy for Hospice Patients Delivers Bene?ts and Spurs Memories


There’s power in music therapy. Music provided by trained and certi?ed music therapists is often incorporated into hospice care for its ability to deliver bene?ts to patients, their families and those who provide end-of-life care. VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care,...


Living Life to Its Fullest


Joliet Area Community Hospice Considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing end of life, hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to each patient’s individual needs and wishes. Hospice can improve a person’s...


Music Therapy in Hospice and Palliative Care


Calvin has a song. “You just don’t know,” he said, leaning back into the careworn recliner in his living room. “First, I was serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War; then, I was a fireman; then, I got cancer. And now... now, I have a song. You just don’t know what this means to me.” Music has...


Music-Thanology in End of Life Care


Music-Thanatology is a musical/clinical practice that unites music and medicine in end of life care. The music-thanatologist utilizes harp and voice at the bedside to lovingly serve the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the dying and their loved ones with prescriptive music. Prescriptive...


Music-Thanology in End of Life Care.


Music-Thanatology is a musical/clinical practice that unites music and medicine in end of life care. The music-thanatologist utilizes harp and voice at the bedside to lovingly serve the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the dying and their loved ones with prescriptive music. Prescriptive music...

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