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Re: Music and mood and Dementia

On this subject I have a close family member that has developed a
severe case of Lewy Body Dementia. Occasionally he will hum melodies
and gets very emotional when doing so. He won't listen to the music he
used to enjoy because it makes him quite depressed. Does anyone have
any suggestions for any sort of music therapy techniques? I have a
feeling that in this case music could have the potential of profound
and positive feedback. Any feedback would be appreciated.


On Nov 6, 2012, at 9:48 PM, Peter Lennox <P.Lennox@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This was an interesting line of reading, thanks for that.
> One thing that occurred to me: have any studies examined the relationship between intended emotion (in the composer/musician) and 'received emotion' (in the listener)? - in other words, has anyone characterised the extent to which music is (or is not) communicative, and if so, to what extent is it a deterministic chain from 'input to output', as it were?
> Of course, I'm simplifying, because, in many cultures and types of music, the music makers and the music consumers are the same group, so it's not necessary to posit a 'one-way street'
> regards
> ppl
> Dr Peter Lennox
> School of Technology,
> Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology
> University of Derby, UK
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> From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anders Genell [anders.genell@xxxxxx]
> Sent: 06 November 2012 08:48
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> Subject: Re: Music and mood
> Dear Dr Tollin,
> I would strongly recommend to read a paper by my former supervisor (and your namesake) Dr Daniel Västfjäll and his colleague Dr Patrik Juslin on music and mood. They have done a very thorough review of the field and in addition post a number of hypotheses. You can find it here: http://nemcog.smusic.nyu.edu/docs/JuslinBBSTargetArticle.pdf
> Best regards,
> Anders
> 5 nov 2012 kl. 06:11 skrev "Tollin, Daniel" <Daniel.Tollin@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:Daniel.Tollin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>:
> Hi all,
> I have been tasked to give a brief introductory lecture on sound, music and its impact on mood and other neurological disorders as part of a larger symposium on neurological disorders.  I know enough about audition and music, but not much about the interplay of hearing and mood and the effect of sound on anxiety and/or neurological disorders.  Could anybody direct me to some reviews, demonstrations and/or PowerPoint slides that I might be able to use (of course, full acknowledgement would be given)?
> Also I would like to highlight the possible role of hearing loss in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, etc.  I understand that one of the best predictors of the onset and severity of some of these disorders is social isolation…and that one of the best predictors of social isolation is hearing loss or problems.  Are their studies that have linked hearing problems with these disorders?  Could somebody recommend some readings on this topic?
> I know that the list has several musicologists and music therapists, etc., and hopefully somebody knowledgeable about the relationship between hearing and neurological disorders.
> Thanks in advance.
> Daniel J. Tollin, PhD
> Associate Professor
> University of Colorado School of Medicine
> Department of Physiology and Biophysics/Mail Stop 8307
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