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Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Dementia***

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          One of the most important ongoing developments in medicine has been the integration of the arts into medical practice. Music has an especially important role to play in this phenomenon. Today’s post from The Guardian reports on the use of music in working with patients with dementia, their families, and their caregivers.

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Source: Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah Metcalfe | Opinion | The Guardian

 

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BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music for Life***

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          The power of music in our lives is a central theme in my book in progress “Shaping Lives, transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and in the resource guides related to it. Today’s post from the BBC offers fascinating insight into the potential impact of learning to play the piano, even at a later stage of life. Learning to play a musical instrument is good for you at any age!

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Source: BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

 

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India musician plays guitar during brain surgery – BBC News

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music During Surgery***

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          I have shared many different articles and essays about the transforming role of music in our lives; this one will astonish you! From the BBC comes this story from India of a musician playing his guitar during brain surgery to aid the doctors in their work. As someone who has survived brain surgery, it takes my breath away!

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The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Neurological Diseases***

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           Music is powerful medicine–and it does no harm. As we see the arts being integrated into healthcare more and more, it is becoming very clear that music has an extraordinary role to play in maintaining mental and physical health. Today’s post shares the story of a wonderful choir in Canterbury, New Zealand and the members who suffer from a range of neurological problems. Enjoy the story of the Cantabrainers!

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Source: The choir providing a chance to heal, perform and socialise | Stuff.co.nz

 

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How singing can benefit your health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Singing as Medicine***

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               One of the fascinating aspects of the integration of the arts into medicine is the central role that music is playing in many different ways, both by itself and as part of dance and movement. Today’s post shares the view of a professor in the UK and basic information on how singing can help in  many diseases,  including Parkinson’s and COPD.

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Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

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          I haven’t shared anything from Brain Pickings for quite some time; this essay on Kafka, the power of music, and importance of making art is an inspiring read in personal development. Thanks, as always, to Maria Popova for all her work!

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Source: Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

 

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An Accident, A Specialist in the Netherlands Creates an Adapted Mouthpiece, A Flautist Plays Again. 

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***The Arts in Health Series: Adapting Musical Instruments***

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             Everyone should be able to make music, not just be a listener. Adapting musical instruments so that people with different disabilities can play them is an important part of instrument design and making. Today’s post is the inspiring story of Leslie Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, who had a serious accident that prevented her from playing a normal flute.

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Source:  Turns out disabling injuries from a 2012 auto accident prevent Thompson from playing a conventionally shaped flute. A specialist in the Netherlands fashioned a $3,000 mouthpiece – called a “swan neck headjoint” – that enables Thompson to play.  | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

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‘Anyone is welcome’: The Amherst Community Band

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***The Arts in Health Series: Community Music in the Pioneer Valley***

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          Music is a powerful agent of transformation for both individuals and communities. Playing music, listening to music contribute to better physical and mental health. Having music in the community brings people together in new ways. There are many small beacons of hope in the Pioneer Valley communities in western Massachusetts and one of them is the Amherst Community Band. Read how it is good for the individuals playing in it and for the community at large. Does your community have such an organization?

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WATCH: Ben Folds and a surgeon talk about music’s effect on the brain

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Your Brain***

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          Music has a powerful impact on our brains; it is a force in our development from our earliest years. Today’s post is a wonderful video and essay that will allow you to see, hear, and be amazed by what music does for us. Many thanks to STAT for sharing this!

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Source: WATCH: Ben Folds and a surgeon talk about music’s effect on the brain

 

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Teaching through trauma | Devex

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***The Arts and Health Series: Communities, Children, and Trauma***

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          Most teachers are not prepared to deal with students who have been through traumatic crises such as war and natural disasters. The School of International Training in Vermont partners with Musicians Without Borders to train people from across the world how to integrate music into outreach to communities and young people who have been the victims of war and disaster. Today’s post is a great introduction to their work. The features images are from Clowns Without Borders USA, who are engaged in similar work.

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Source: Teaching through trauma | Devex

 

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