The transformative role music therapy can play in all areas of healthcare, and especially in the care of older adults is increasingly apparent. However, while music activities are present in most care settings, these activities don't provide the therapeutic benefits that are possible with music therapy-informed interventions and programs. Best practices from music therapy are transforming dementia care, and have the potential to improve healthcare-and health-for older people, whatever their needs, wherever they receive care.
Dr. Concetta Tomaino, a pioneer in the field of music therapy,. shares more than 40 years of clinical and research experience--not just with Music Therapists but also with healthcare leaders, clinicians, and direct care staff.
With chapters on mental health and wellness, dementia, as well as movement and speech rehabilitation, this comprehensive and friendly practice guide will help all caregivers use music therapy best practices to provide better, more fulfilling support across all senior healthcare settings.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 26 mm
Music has Power" by Concetta Tomaino is a "must read" for anyone interested in the power of music to help and heal. It offers a compendium of practical guidance on the application of music-based interventions for a variety of clinical scenarios, all rendered with care and compassion. The book's marvelously crafted content is of equal interest to novice, long time practitioner or to those simply eager to better understand music as perhaps the most human and powerful forms of creative expression. - Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH Founder, The Foundation for Art & Healing Faculty, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Chan School of Public Health
This deeply inspirational book is an important one, for it chronicles not only the fundamental healing power of music, but also highlights the miraculous accomplishments of Connie Tomaino. She is a hero. Her work has transformed the lives and hearts of many beautiful souls and will continue to do so for a long time. There is great wisdom in these pages. - Michael Feinstein
Dr. Connie Tomaino's lifelong dedication to improving the lives of so many through her pioneering research and absolute commitment to expanding and strengthening the connection between music and medicine shines through. This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the transformational power of music, and the remarkable benefits of music therapy. - Robin Strongin, Strongin Salon
Connie Tomaino is a visionary and leader in the field of music therapy, and here she shares her vast knowledge and clinical experiences with the rest of us in this compelling book. From senior care facilities, to drum circles, rehabilitation, and personal wellness, Music Has Power provides an overview of best practices and the latest knowledge on the therapeutic potential of music. - Daniel Levitin, Ph.D, Neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, This Is Your Brain On Music and Successful Aging
Music Has Power is an amazing practical guide for Music Therapists, full of scientific backing, heartwarming stories, and Tomaino's years of experience in the field. Tomaino provides the why and the how, outlining the proven impact music has on our brains and bodies and then providing step-by-step instructions for other music therapists to follow. Music Has Power is exactly the kind of book we need to transform the way we address caring for our communities. - Susan Magsamen
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