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a dementia support group meeting at St Timothy Lutheran Church

A Dementia Support Group Meeting at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Norfolk, VA

Published: December 9, 2016

Thank you Ellen Greene for allowing me to facilitate a dementia support group meeting at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Norfolk, VA for care partners living with dementia. We discussed “Celebrating the Holidays” from Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care philosophy using a “mug, a glass of clear water and a glass of mucky water” as […]

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An Inspirational Holiday Theme

An Inspirational Holiday Theme

Published: December 7, 2016

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How lovely are your branches” was the inspirational Holiday theme that engaged, empowered and energized the wonderful active older adults living with dementia. Our session began with a deep breathing wellness exercise to a flowing and beautiful instrumental recording of “We Three Kings.” Then various styles of jingle bells […]

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Health Beat Newsletter DECEMBER 2016

Published: November 27, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter DECEMBER 2016  

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AMTA 2016 Conference Veterans Day

Published: November 22, 2016

http://Music4Wellness.net Music for YOUR Wellness, Music for Wellness, LLC, 757-563-3488 Happy Veterans Day for our wonderful service member who protect our Freedom. It was an honor serve our country in the Navy for 25 years and now serving seniors living with dementia! This video is a personal invitation to be invigorated during an energizing presentation […]

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Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast Theme

Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast Theme

Published: November 16, 2016

“For the Beauty of the Earth” was the Rhythmic Thanksgiving Feast theme that engaged, empowered and energized the wonderful active older adults living with dementia. Our session began with a deep breathing wellness exercise to a beautiful “Thanksgiving” Windham Hill recording. Then we residents moved, grooved, and tapped rhythm sticks to a modified lyrics of […]

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2016 National Music Therapy Conference Highlights

Published: November 12, 2016

Happy Veterans Day for our wonderful service member who protect our Freedom. It was an honor serve our country in the Navy for 25 years and now serving seniors living with dementia! This video is a personal invitation to be invigorated during an energizing presentation Interactive Intergenerational interventions for older adults living with dementia and […]

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A Colorful Autumn Season for the Senior Champions

Published: November 12, 2016

Oh Shine On, Shine on Harvest Moon is for a colorful autumn season for the Senior Champions in Williamsburg and surrounding area. Our wonderful active older adults were energized, empowered and engaged in a “autumn colors and moonlight” Theme music wellness session this week. We began with a wellness exercise with included guided deep  breathing […]

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Health Beat Newsletter NOVEMBER 2016

Published: October 31, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter NOVEMBER 2016

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Pumpkins Skeletons Witches Mummies and Ghosts

Published: October 28, 2016

Pumpkins, Skeletons, Witches, Mummies and Ghosts were flying in the air during the Intergenerational Theme Music Therapy session between Children and Senior Champions at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. The senior champions were energized and stimulated by the youthful spirit of the pre-school children of Family Focus groups and to share their wisdom, energy, […]

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EVMS Second Annual SAGE Research Symposium – Music Therapy Research Overview with Older Adults with Dementia

Published: October 21, 2016

Press Release for EVMS Student Association of Geriatric Enthusiasts (SAGE) Research Symposium Music Therapy Research with older adults with dementia Overview Beth Sholom Music Therapy Research with older adults living with dementia, Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist, Owner, Music for Wellness, LLC It was an honor to present with other EVMS students on […]

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Research Findings Scientific Music Therapy Research at Beth Sholom Village

Published: October 21, 2016

Press Release for Beth Sholom Music Therapy Research with older adults living with dementia, Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist, Owner, Music for Wellness, LLC We are pleased to share the results from the Beth Sholom Music Therapy research lead by Hamid R. Okhravi, MD, and Wayles Haynes (second year medical student) from Eastern […]

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Health Beat Newsletter OCTOBER 2016

Published: October 3, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter OCTOBER 2016

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Rhythm of Life: Engaging, Energizing and Empowering older adults living with dementia with Boomwhackers

Rhythm of Life: Engaging, Energizing and Empowering older adults living with dementia with Boomwhackers

Published: September 17, 2016

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Greater Richmond Virginia Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Education Conference. Thank you Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond for allowing me to close the wonderful education conference by facilitating “Rhythm of Life: Engaging, Energizing and Empowering through Boomwhackers” presentation for 200 care partners, health care professionals, friends and families. […]

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How to BEAT Out and Decrease Stress with Boomwhackers

Published: September 17, 2016

Becky Watson, MBA, Board Certified Music Therapist during the Peninsula Task Force on Aging Meeting. Thank you Peninsula Task Force on Aging for allowing me to share innovate ways to “BEAT out stress” with Boomwhackers. This interactive presentation allowed the Peninsula Task Force on Aging to experience how to use Rhythm to decrease stress. An […]

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Health Beat Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2016

Published: August 31, 2016

Health Beat Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2016

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