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Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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***Arts in Health Series: Veterans, Arts, and PTSD***

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          The Veterans Administration includes arts therapy among the accepted elements of the protocols for veterans’ medical care. In addition to the formal VA programs at Walter Reed and around the country, there are many other projects that have been initiated and are run by veterans themselves. Warrior Songs is one of these, developed by a Wisconsin veteran of the Iraq war. Read about his inspiring story.

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Source: Veterans using the creativity of music and art to heal PTSD | Fox News

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5 Ways Music Therapy Is Used To Improve Mental Health

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***Arts in Health Series: Music &Mental Health***

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          Music has the power to soothe and heal; it is becoming an important part of treatment for both physical and mental problems. Today’s post from The Harmony Resource is an easy introduction to the world of music therapy and the good it can do.

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Transforming young minds: Music-making and mental health | ArtsProfessional

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***Arts in Health Series: Music and Mental Health***

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          There is so much good that music can bring into our lives that involvement of young people with music should be a no-brainer. Today’s post brings you the story of the partnership between Rhythmix Music in the UK and the Sussex National Health Service to bring education in music-making to young people who had been diagnosed with mental health problems and living in both residential and non-residential settings. There are links to the evaluation of the program as well.

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Source: Transforming young minds: Music-making and mental health | ArtsProfessional

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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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***The Arts & Health Series: Aging with Music***

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          Music is good for us at any age; it is particularly important when we are growing older. Learning to play an instrument when we are older may require more patience, but the rewards are worth the effort. Today’s post is a revealing article from the Wall Street Journal–not exactly the bastion of reporting on music.

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Source: The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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Innovative program aids older adults with mild memory loss | NJ.com

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory Loss***

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          Across the world physicians and organizations are using music to improve health. The Brain Training and Exercise Program (BRITE) at the University of Pittsburgh includes marimba playing in its work with adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). As I have posted often, music is also being used in a variety of ways with people with dementia. Is anything like this happening in your community?

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Opportunity can be everything | WYPR

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***Music in Education Series: OrchKids Baltimore***

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          Regular readers of this curated information blog know that I am passionate about music in the schools and out for children. This report from WYPR introduces you to the wonderful OrchKids program of the Baltimore Symphony, with its partners in the Baltimore Public Schools and other community organizations. It is also part of the El Sistema network here in the US. Above all, admire what it is doing for the kids.

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Source: Opportunity can be everything | WYPR

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Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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***Arts in Healthcare Series: Music & the Brain***

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          In taking care of ourselves and others, there is no better medicine than music. Music has powerful effects on the brain and on human development. This is a particularly relevant post, sharing as it does the experience of a physician and some of the basic science about music.

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Source: Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music & Memory***

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           Music & Memory is one of the “Beacons of Hope” featured in the first of my Living Through Creativity resource guides. The program has gained acceptance and is being used with people with dementia across the world. Today’s post tells the story of how Music & Memory is being used in a service-learning course at Indiana University.

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Source: Service-learning course reaches local residents with memory loss through music: News at IU: Indiana University

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As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music Therapy***

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          I often share research and programs about the role of music in healthcare. Today’s post is the personal story of Grace Watts and how she chose music therapy as her profession. Thanks to The Guardian and its Healthcare Professionals Network. Stories are always the best way to understand the potential power of the arts in our lives.

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Source: As a music therapist I can do something no drugs can do | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

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The healing power of music – Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Brighton MA

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music As Medicine***

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          One of the most important developments in the integration of the arts into healthcare has been the use of music in almost every kind of therapeutic setting. Less famous than Boston Children’s Hospital, Franciscan has also integrated music into its treatment of seriously ill children. Read this inspiring story of how music helps children in the healing process. This was originally a Sponsored Post in the Boston Globe, but no less important because of that.

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