‘So much we can do to improve quality of life’ ITA was featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on June 11, 2018 on ITA’s Musical Bridges to Memory (TM) program at Silverado. CLICK HERE to read the article in full, and CLICK HERE to see the Tribune’s video coverage.
Collective Music Team Takes Aim at Dementia ITA kicked off our new Bridging Memory Through Music™ program with the first training for the staff, musicians, and volunteers. Bridging Memory Through Music™ is a unique music program for adults with dementia. It is a consecutive 12-week program that is based on existing research and literature that […]
ITA Collaborative Music Program Promotes Connection Among Dementia Residents and Families The Institute for Therapy through the Arts Music for the Mind program is well underway after two years of planning, training, and music programming. Beginning with a year of planning in 2014, Music for the Mind was born on Symphony of Evanston’s Memory Care […]
Physician recommends Music Therapy for treating symptoms of Dementia Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley shares her mother’s experience with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) in the October/November issue of Neurology Now. People with PPA, a rare form of dementia that affects areas of the brain responsible for speech and language, often have trouble finding or understanding words, and […]
Healthy Aging through Singing, Downtown and Evanston Music therapist Andra Duncan is leading “Healthy Aging through Singing” to benefit individuals with primary progressive aphasia and dementia. We are looking for participants for a group at our Evanston location. If you or someone you know could benefit, contact Dr. Marni Rosen. Sign up now; sessions at […]
A Music Therapist’s Perspective on Using Music to Engage a Person with Dementia ITA Music Therapist Andra Duncan, MT-BC recently wrote a guest article for Dementia.org on six different ways that you can use music to engage your loved one with dementia. Andra discusses her firsthand experience with those who have dementia and seeing how the […]
Ever wondered about the ways that drama can impact the lives of the elderly? In this informative article, Keith Whipple explains the importance of stimulating cognition as we age, the research behind drama and dementia, and the core processes of drama therapy. Read the article here!
Aging is a natural process in the life cycle. When all systems are functioning and well balanced, the individual is likely to maintain a satisfying existence. Every day is filled with a positive outlook and sense of wonder. When the balance is tipped, as a result of failing health, family or housing difficulties, increasing physical […]