Music Theraphy

Experience the healing power of music with Music Therapy, the pioneering service offered by the Institute of Dementia Care Asia. As awareness grows across Asia about its profound impact on the brain, more people are embracing this therapeutic approach. Stay tuned for exciting announcements as we delve deeper into the realm of music therapy and its transformative effects. Stay connected to discover how music can harmonize mind, body, and soul.

The goal of this musical activity is the improvement of balance. The client alternately taps the left and right drums. The sound produced by her playing serves as feedback that she is performing the exercise at the targeted direction and distance. When accompanied by her preferred music that has a strong and steady beat, she not only gets cued to move in time, but she also gets more motivated to continue performing.

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Singing the client's preferred song paves the way to reminiscing good memories and uplifting his mood. This activity also improves his oral and respiratory faculties, and increases his lung capacity.

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Rainmakers may be used to practice forearm and wrist movements to strengthen the muscles to support daily activities like twisting the doorknob, wringing a towel, and turning a page. The use of music with a steady beat motivates movement.

Playing the colored handbells while reading color-coded melodic patterns or songs addresses non-musical goals such as improvement in focus and attention, mood upliftment, recollection of basic concepts like color recognition, and practicing social skills like turn-taking and impulse control. Clients and caregivers can do the activity together, instilling the value of every role, no matter how small, in coming up with a good ensemble.

 Photo credits to Czarina Cruel MAM-MT, NMT, DCE - Music Therapist


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