Post Written By Guest Blogger, Susan E. Mazer The neurological benefits of music for the elderly with dementia have been well documented. The phenomenon of elderly stroke patients with aphasia (not being able to speak, but being able to sing) has...

    Post written by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.   Can listening to the wrong type of music cause accidents or medical errors? The Israeli Daily paper Haartetz reported this week that Warren Brodsky, Director of Music Psychology in the Department of the Arts at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,...

  What does it take to do the obvious?   Post written by Susan Mazer, Ph.D.   So much research, and so little traction!  That is what’s been happening with strong data supporting the effective use of music with people with dementia. There is even research that points to the characteristics that music must have to help mitigate anxiety and stress for people with dementia, as well as patients in hospitals.  And, yet, it is still considered an exception to usual and customary care.

What does it take to do the obvious?