Music Therapy And Its Effects

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Music Therapy is the use of music interventions in the healthcare field to help patients accomplish their goals with an accredited professional. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments, both physical and a mental. Music therapy interventions can be designed to promote an individual’s well-being, manage their stress levels, and even to enhance their memory.
The purpose of this paper is to look at the way that nurses can use music therapy as a way to heal someone from the inside out. It will explore how we are able to process music and utilize it for therapeutic purposes to improve cognitive and behavioral functions. Nurses can use music in a psychiatric setting to evoke various thoughts and feelings in their patients (Covington and Crosby, 1997). The particular interest of this paper is to look at how a musical work affects Alzheimer’s patients. Although Alzheimer’s disease is still incurable, there has been research to show that music therapy can be a beneficial treatment and can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of Alzheimer’s disease (Music Therapy). Music therapy has shown promise as a way for patients to express themselves through sensory stimulation.
Music, as a means of healing, dates back to ancient times. The ancient Greeks, worshiped Apollo, the god of music and medicine. Both Plato and Aristotle taught that music offered not only entertainment value, but also a force that could affect the emotions and character of an individual. Using
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