Most people are aware that Parkinson's disease (PD) causes tremors and mobility issues. However, it also affects vocal functioning and mood. People can feel isolated in group settings when others can't hear or understand them due to PD's effects on their voices. Along with this and a combination of other symptoms, having PD can lead to depression and apathy. The "Motivate Through Music!" program is based on a research feasibility study that successfully demonstrated a decrease in apathy and improvement in mood in participants with PD and their family members.
Individuals with PD and their family members or care partners are welcome to attend. Prior musical experience and singing on key are not required!
The program lyrics can be found here.
Linda Jedrzejek, MT-BC
Neurologic Music Therapist
NeuroHealth Music Therapy, LLC
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Due to the nature of our social engagement programs and to protect the privacy of participants, we will not be recording or archiving these programs. By not recording, it's our hope that the program provides a comfortable environment that encourages meaningful participation.
This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.
In this program, we will offer tips on how to make a positive impact in the life of your loved one living with Parkinson’s while also supporting yourself.
This program addresses some of the challenges of advancing PD and explores strategies to prepare for the future.
Hear about ongoing research, current treatments, and resources available to help you live your best life with Parkinson’s.