Sunday, November 15, 2009

Singalong the right prescription for patients

THERAPEUTIC SINGALONG: Parkinsons sufferer Iris Matheson is finding the CeleBRation Choir is helping her to walk more confidently.

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The CeleBRation Choir is not your average choir.
Set up in September by Auckland University's Centre for Brain Research, it uses music as therapy to help people with neurological conditions such as huntington's or motor neurone disease.
The weekly sessions at the Tamaki Campus in Glen Innes provide an opportunity for patients and their caregivers to get together and enjoy a sing-along.
Music therapist Alison Cooper says it is the first choir of its type in New Zealand...NEXT........

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