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A Neurologist’s View of Music Therapy in Patients With Brain Trauma

PostHeaderIcon A Neurologist’s View of Music Therapy in Patients With Brain Trauma

Dementia, strokes, Parkinson’s and other neurological illnesses are increasing in numbers as the baby boomer demographic grows older. Adding to this burden of care for the numbers of people with these illnesses are those who are younger and have suffered severe brain trauma. While mortality is decreasing, likely due to improved in-hospital care, it may mean that there will be more people living with the consequences of the brain trauma and requiring significant care giving. Nearly half of severe traumatic brain injury survivors have disability related to the injury after one year, some with minor cognitive, motor, or sensory problems, others in prolonged coma or minimally conscious states. It is rewarding to read about the use of music therapy used as a way to improve some function in these patients. Read more here

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