Have you ever heard a song on the radio that bought back memories from years past? Listening to that song can enhance your mood and produce a wide range of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness.

According to the American Music Therapy website, the definition of music therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

The use of music therapy goes back to Ancient Greece. More recently, the medical side of music therapy dates back to the 20th century after World War II.

Below we will look at three benefits of how music therapy can help improve a person’s well-being.

Memory

According to Mount Desert Island Hospital, music therapy has shown its benefits in helping patients suffering from dementia to a positive place emotionally. They can escape their current mood to bring back memories of better times.

Anxiety

Music therapy also helps with anxiety.  An example would be how cancer patients might use music therapy to reduce their blood pressure, stress, and anxiety.

Depression

There have been studies that show that music therapy can help a person improve symptoms of depression. Hearing a happy song can help release positive endorphins to change a person’s mood.  Music therapy in the short term can improve a person’s mood and self-esteem.

Are you interested in learning about music therapy for you or your loved one?  Call 877-227-4649 and speak to one of Caring People’s home care consultants.

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Source:

  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/music-therapy#history-and-origins
  2. https://www.musictherapy.org/about/musictherapy/
  3. https://www.mdihospital.org/news/music-as-medicine-for-memory-loss/