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music therapy


stroke parkinsons 



How can music therapy help?

  • Music therapy can help improve movement and muscle control by utilizing steady beats, musical timing, and rhythmic patterns. Examples of activities include playing various rhythmic patterns on the drums, exercising to upbeat music, and timing music to complement the usual walking pattern.

  • A music therapist may use rhythm, melody and singing to improve speech and communication abilities in stroke survivors. Examples of activities include exercising patients' mouth and jaw muscle, rhyming, rapping and singing words before transferring them to speech.

  • Patients' cognition (memory, organization, attention and problem solving) can be enhanced by music and its musical structure. Examples of activities include songwriting, musical recreation, musical games, and song analysis.

  • A music therapist may also use the emotional and aesthetic qualities of music to enhance patients' mood and motivation and also help with pain management. Examples of activities include listening to music, songwriting, musical improvisation and musical performance.



  • 音樂治療可以利用穩定的節拍和節奏格式來改進動態和肌肉控制. 例如: 打鼓時用不同的節奏,利用快節拍的音樂做運動,並利用音樂的節拍來配合平常行走的模樣。


  • 音樂治療師可以使用節奏,旋律和歌聲,以改善中風倖存者的對話和溝通能力。例如: 幫助病人運動嘴和下巴的肌肉,押韻,說唱和對話前先唱出對話的文字。


  • 患者的認知(記憶,組織,注意力和解決問題的能力)可以通過音樂和音樂結構得到加強。活動的例子包括詞曲創作,音樂娛樂,音樂遊戲,和歌曲的分析。


  • 音樂治療師也可以用音樂的情感和藝術改進患者的情緒和積極性,也有利於疼痛管理。活動的例子包括聽音樂,作曲,即興音樂和音樂表演。

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