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5 amazing things you didn’t know music could do for your mind and wellbeing | BreakingNews.ie

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***The Arts in Healing Series: Healing Powers of Music***

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          We know more and more each week about the power of music to affect our lives. It deserves a book in itself. Today’s post from Ireland shares five ways that music can make you happier and healthier.

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Source: 5 amazing things you didn’t know music could do for your mind and wellbeing | BreakingNews.ie

 

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A Choir in Every Care Home | London Arts in Health Forum

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music and Creative Aging***

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          With the integration of the arts into healthcare, we are learning more every day about the important role that music can play in our everyday health and well-being. Singing brings many benefits, especially for older people.  Today’s post from the London Arts in Health Forum shares important new resources to support the development of choirs and other forms of singing in assisted living homes for seniors. Click on the link for the full report. I am also sharing some wonderful new images from Buddha Doodles to brighten your day with inspiration.

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Source: A Choir in Every Care Home | London Arts in Health Forum

 

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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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In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

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***Music in Our Lives Series: Singing and Health***

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           As I continue my research on creative expression in our lives, music appears to be the key to many aspects of human development, from the early stages of life through our senior years. Singing is proving to be especially important for health and well-being. Today’s post shares the story of the choirs of older men and women springing up across the nation and the world.

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Source: In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

 

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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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Source: India musician plays guitar during brain surgery – BBC News

 

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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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Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

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          Music is the first of the arts therapies that the federal government turned to after World War II to treat what we now know as PTSD in active duty and retired veterans. Music therapy owes its early development in the post-war world to this. Today’s post from the National Endowment for the Arts is a great introduction to the history and practice of music therapy on medicine.

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Source: Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans | NEA

 

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Sing for lung health – The Hippocratic Post

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          Music has the potential to improve our health in many ways. Singing is good for everyone, but it is especially important for those with lung problems. Today’s story from The Hippocratic Post in the UK supports the role that singing is playing in treating those with various lung problems.

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Source: Sing for lung health – The Hippocratic Post

 

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