Music Health’s new music app, Vera, utilizes individualized playlists to stimulate activity in different parts of the brain of those with dementia. This application of music has been shown to enhance lucidity, physical movement, mood, quality of life, and communication; as well as reduce depression, anxiety, stress, agitation, confusion, and pain. We discuss the science behind these developments, the corresponding benefits for caregivers… and how the app got its name!
Ep. 136: Expanding awareness and advancing acceptance of the arts as a vital component for healing; with Ferol Carytsas
Implementing the arts in healthcare allows patients to heal holistically: body, mind, and soul. Healthcare institutions are increasingly embracing design, visual arts, and performing arts strategies to improve the patient experience, mitigate staff burnout, and increase financial efficiencies. We discuss the state of the field of arts in health, and recent efforts to equip and professionalize the field.
At Enhance Life with Music AND at Arts for the Health of It, we are passionate about the power of music & arts to enhance healing & wellbeing. Today we join forces on this crossover episode, weaving our two worlds together to create something for our listeners that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Ep. 102: The latest in healthtech: Music dispensed as medicine through a “digital drip;” with MediMusic’s Gary Jones
MediMusic, a British health tech start-up, uses scientific research to unlock music’s transformative medical benefits. It’s new device, the MediBeat, uses artificial intelligence to prescribe music for anxiety and pain, reducing the reliance on drugs in a wide variety of applications, including treatment of dementia, chronic pain, dentistry, pre/post operation, and physical therapy & rehab.
Ep. 96: Restoring function and quality of life for those with Multiple Sclerosis; with Betsy Hartman, MT-BC
Music is a bridge between the mind and body, and has unique abilities to bring holistic healing to the body, mind, and soul of those living with MS. Betsy Hartman, MT-BC, outlines how and why music therapy is successfully utilized as part of an interdisciplinary approach to address therapeutic goals, improve quality of life, and train the mind to help heal itself. Discover resources and support for this non-pharmacological healing therapy that can be accessed by those with MS AND their loved ones.