Results of Therapeutic Music
Upon listening to a song performed by a musician from past years a patient was able to speak coherently of an experience he had approximately 30 years ago. His family at his bedside was totally amazed and said it was accurate account of what happened. This patients had been affected by Alzheimer’s. Music, in many cases from the past can restore memories that have vanished
Do patients remember their musician? A guitarist was totally amazed as he was taking his guitar out of the case and heard the patient say “I was waiting for you”.
Patients look forward to their musician coming and ask “when will you be back”?
Several patients in wheelchairs were doing the hand over knee step when the musician played the Charleston.
Once you have completed reading through the pages of this website you should have a greater understanding of the how Therapeutic Music effects the human brain.
A remarkable experience:
Don Reed was performing in a physical room, in which there were 7 patients. One was an elderly woman about 90-95 years of age. She was sitting in a wheelchair with no expression on her face. She hadn’t been responding to the therapy given by the therapist. Don was performing a song from the decade of the 20’s with a twist beat. The song was, “When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New”. Don recalls when he came to the line, “What a beautiful picture you made as my bride” he playfully took his guitar and pointed it at her taking a step toward her. She responded by looking up and smiling at him, then struggled to get up out of her wheelchair. At that moment, the staff ran to her side, fearful that she may fall, and assisted her. Once she got her footing, she did a little dance (much like the twist), walked up to his side, and kissed him on the cheek. Blushingly she covered her face and remarked “oh my God what did I do!” Then she turned around and with assistance from the staff, happily twisted all the way back to her wheelchair.
The musician, guitarist, in the above experiences is Don Reed. However, musicians from around the globe have great testimonies and all share in the healing power of music.
Documented evidence recognizes that, aside from prayer, music has one of the most powerful influences upon recovery, health and well being.
The human brain is a marvel of creation by our creator God. The average human brain contains 86 billion neurons (nerve cells) they differ from cells in our body. Neurons can transmit information to other parts of the body giving us the ability to perform our daily functions.The response from Therapeutic Music world wide is overwhelming.
Music is a gift given to us. Music is used for worship to our creator, healing, and enjoyment.
You donations to Music and Your Memory will give us the funds required to hire musicians for concert benefits, expand our bedside performance programs and use the healing power of music for patients in medical centers and private homes.
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