Singing improves voice and breathing in Parkinson's disease

24-03-2023. In addition to the motor symptoms, the speech disorder (dysarthria) is a widespread symptom in Parkinson's disease. The voice becomes hoarse, quieter and loses expression and speech melody. This is associated with limitations in communication skills and quality of life [Continue reading …]

Music helps in rehab with multiple sclerosis

27-02-2022. Multiple sclerosis is a neurologically progressive disease with a very wide range of symptoms. There are very mild and slowly progressing courses with hardly any impairment in quality of life. [Continue reading …]

National Register of Music Therapy now online

15-02-2022. Music therapy plays an increasingly important role in complex therapy programs in rehabilitation. A constantly growing number of clinically active music therapists has so far been faced with rather inadequate outpatient care. [Continue reading …]

Stay mobile: Beelitz music gymnastics for Parkinson's

03-06-2021. Keeping moving is the most important thing for people with Parkinson's. Regular exercise can help slow the progression of symptoms. In addition to quantity, quality is also important. Both can be stimulated by music. [Continue reading …]

Music training against neglect

17-06-2019. After brain damage (such as a stroke), some patients suffer from a so-called neglect. Sensory perceptions for one side of the body are only insufficiently processed. [Continue reading …]

Music train training protects against falls in Parkinson's

15-03-2019. Immobility and falls are among the most serious consequences of Parkinson's disease. Especially in the advanced stage of the disease, chronic lack of exercise often leads to increased gait insecurity. This stirs up the fear of falling in those affected [Continue reading …]

With music on the treadmill despite a stroke

30-10-2018. 60% of all stroke patients suffer from impaired walking ability. This leads to restrictions on participation, for example loss of work or leisure activities. Rehabilitation is about restoring sensorimotor functions [Continue reading …]

Riding and music therapy helpful after a stroke

18-08-2017. For many sufferers, a stroke represents a massive incision that can lead to massive functional failures on a physical and cognitive level. In rehabilitation, functional forms of therapy such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy are used [Continue reading …]

Music therapy anchored in Parkinson's treatment guidelines

12-06-2016. A treatment guideline for Parkinson's disease was published in Germany under the umbrella of the Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF). For the first time there will be music therapy approaches [Continue reading …]

Didgeridoo and vocal exercises against sleep apnea

03-06-2015. Nocturnal snoring not only disrupts the sleep of your bed mates. Snorers also suffer from their involuntary sleep noises. [Continue reading …]

Movement training from the CD player

30-12-2014. In the sports hall of the neurological specialist hospital for movement disorders and Parkinson's disease in Beelitz-Heilstätten, 12 patients are sitting in a circle of chairs. Suddenly the command sounds [Continue reading …]

Music supports memory in multiple sclerosis

15-08-2014. Up to 65% of all MS patients suffer from cognitive impairments that have a negative impact on their quality of life, leisure opportunities and social life. [Continue reading …]

Piano lessons protect against dementia and make you happier

17-01-2014. It has long been known that the brain changes continuously throughout life, depending on how we shape our lives. Also learning a musical instrument [Continue reading …]

Listening to music improves the mood and cognition of stroke patients

01-02-2008. Listening to music in the first time after a stroke can help the patient's recovery. Finnish researchers at Helsingfors University have patients [Continue reading …]