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BEST DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO
This is one of the best videos which really explains what music therapy does and how it works! Very powerful and well done. Thank you to Julie Anderson of Boom Baby Boomer and Judy Berry of Lakeview Ranch for making this video; along with Music Therapists Tami Briggs of Musical Reflections and Dayna Koehn of Noteworthy Health.
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I am so excited to share with you another ditty of my Mother in her end stages of Alzheimer’s and the possibilities of connections. I was blessed to have come into my life a woman by the name of Melissa Hirokawa, the owner of Living Spirit Therapy and a board-certified music therapist. Melissa took time to show me her wears as a professional, and even with my Mother in her end stages of Alzheimer’s, she was able to bring Mom out of her shell and bring my her Joy. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do. There are several other sample videos on Alzheimer’s Speaks On YoutTube. Feel free to check them out and don’t forget to subscribe so you know when new videos are posted.
Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC provides music therapy services specializing in work with the elderly; hospice and palliative care; and those with physical, cognitive, and/or medical issues such as dementia, cancers, stroke, Parkinsons, MS, ALS, Huntington’,s fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Music therapists can complement and enhance the work of other allied health professions such as physical and occupational therapists and can often see positive results when other modalities have not been successful.
Melissa Hirokawa, the owner and board-certified music therapist with LSTS, has a Master of Music in Music therapy; has received advanced training in hospice music therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy, work with the elderly, and music and imagery; is a Fellow in the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapists; has experience providing music therapy services with a wide variety of clientele; has provided eight years of direct care for people with special needs; and has presented locally and nationally on music therapy
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