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Gail Sonnesso on Delivering Meaningful Activities for Those living with Dementia

Gail Sonnesso on Delivering Meaningful Activities for Those living with Dementia

Published: August 31, 2017

Gail Sonnesso on Delivering Meaningful Activities for Those living with Dementia

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Health Beat Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2017

Published: August 30, 2017

Health Beat Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2017

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Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠

Published: April 12, 2017

An interactive approach Research Advances and clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia. Clinical applications of Music Therapy and MUSIC & MEMORY℠ for older adults living with dementia presentation during 2017 Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting.   Presenter Names:  1.     Kendra Ray, MBA, MPH, MT-BC a­­nd a […]

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Reflections from Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2017

Published: March 20, 2017

Reflections from Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2017 The Northeaster storm “STELLA” that covered the northeast with over 26 inches of snow didn’t affect the 500 music therapists that attended Mid-Atlantic Region Music Therapy Conference held at Rochester Convention Center, in Rochester NY March 15-18, 2017. Somehow I Made it to […]

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Got Boomwhackers VMTA Toolbox

Published: March 5, 2017

Got Boomwhackers VMTA Toolbox

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Simple Boomwhacker Activities

Published: March 5, 2017

Simple Boomwhacker Activities

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Music is a Gift, Creating Joyful Moments through Rhythm

Music is a Gift, Creating JOYFUL Moments Through Rhythm

Published: February 8, 2017

Music is a Gift, Creating JOYFUL Moments Through Rhythm Podcast Notes: Click Here to View Click Here to Listen to the Podcast

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New Year, New “Ah-Ah” moment…Virtual Dementia Tour

Published: December 20, 2016

by Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, Owner, Music for Wellness, LLC “Walking in the shoes” of a person living with brain change through my recent “Virtual Dementia Tour” at Commonwealth Senior Living Williamsburg will always be remember and cherished as we continue to engage and connect with individuals with dementia through music.   Ms. P.K. Beville, M.S. […]

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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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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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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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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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