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Benefits of music therapy for seniors

Music therapy involves the use of music interventions to improve people’s quality of life by offering cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits. A music therapist creates individually tailored lessons that take into account your music preferences and needs. It can help people with a wide range of conditions including dementia, cancer, stroke, mood disorders, and learning disabilities.

Below is a list of 5 ways music therapy can benefit seniors.

1. Reduces stress. It triggers the release of endorphins, which are hormones that improve mood, decrease stress, and relieve pain.

2. Positively impacts brain health. Research suggests that music therapy can slow cognitive decline and be used to assist people undergoing rehabilitation for some neurological conditions.

3. Social interaction. Seniors may be able to interact with other seniors in group music therapy sessions. This can create a sense of community and prevent adverse effects associated with loneliness.

4. Improves self-esteem. By providing a safe space for individuals to express themselves, music therapy allows people to convey their thoughts and emotions.

5. Physical benefits. It has the potential to improve fine motor skills, lower blood pressure, regulate heart rate, and increase muscle strength.

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This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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