Foundations of Music Therapy

Jun 21st, 2015
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In the book, Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives, (Meadows & Mercadal-Brontons 2011), I read about a 68 year-old patient named Anne who was suffering from Dementia. Anne attended 12 weekly music therapy group sessions at a day care center.

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