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Strokes and Music Therapy

December 15th, 2015 · No Comments · how the brain works, music and the brain

Do you know someone who has had a stroke?  A stroke is a devastating physical, mental and emotional blow to a person.  Although every stroke is unique and can affect different parts of the part, there are certain commonalities.  But first you must know which side of the brain has been affected and how much tissue has been damages.  Each hemisphere of the brain affects the opposite side of the body.  Paralysis is usually a side-effect, at least initially.

Music therapy is a very powerful tool in the rehabilitation of someone who has had a stroke.  Music has a unique power to reach the brain of a patient who has had a stroke.  Depending on which hemisphere has been affected, the patient can understand words that are sung when they can’t understand spoken words.  Music therapists are given lots of training in working with stroke patients.  For more information, go to Music Therapy and Strokes/


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