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Music Therapy: Using notes to heal

Alexandra Carter
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POSTED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:53pm

Linda Pool is marching to the beat of a different drum and using music to heal her patients. 

It may look and sound like a regular music class, but board-certified Music Therapist Linda Pool uses music to heal patients dealing with Alzheimer's, depression, ADD, Autism, and many other disabilities. 

Research proves music is an effective form of therapy; by stimulating the brain it can improve mood, relieve stress and pain, help express feelings and even provide memory recall.

Pool says music allows people to take their minds off their problems and get lost in the rhythm.

"They're able to interact with one another so people who are depressed and isolated.. it's a place where they can sing and play instruments."

Music therapy goes beyond the music notes and sounds; the lyrics of songs are used to give messages of hope and bring back memories. 

  

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