TITLE: Music and the Brain: The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health
SPEAKER: Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino
EVENT DATE: 2010/03/12
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
Why can someone with Alzheimer's disease recall lyrics to songs when they can't remember the names of their children? Why can a stroke survivor sing words to a familiar song even though they cannot speak? Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience and current research into the therapeutic applications of music for persons with acute or chronic health conditions, Concetta Tomaino will explain how and why music is an effective tool to enhance neurologic function, ability and quality of life.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Concetta Tomaino is the Director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and Vice President for Music Therapy at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, where she has worked for the past 25 years. Tomaino is a pioneer in the field of music therapy for individuals suffering the effects of stroke or other brain trauma or are afflicted with such degenerative neurological diseases as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
SERIES: Music and the Brain