1. Looking for the why, how and when, David Aldridge. 2. Gesture and dialogue: music therapy as praxis aesthetic and embodied hermeneutic, David Aldridge. 3. Dialogic degenerative diseases and health as a performed aesthetic, David Aldridge. 4. An overview of therapeutic initiatives when working with patients suffering from dementia, Hanne Mette Ridder. 5. Music therapy in neurorehabilitation with people who have experienced traumatic brain injury: a literature review, Simon K. Gilbertson. 6. Encounter with the conscious being of patients in persistent vegetative state, Ansgar Herkenrath. 7. `Swing in my brain': active music therapy for people living with multiple sclerosis, Wolfgang Schmid. 8. A music therapy intervention for patients suffering with chronic aphasia: a controlled study, Monika Jungblut. 9. `Traditional oriental music therapy' in neurological rehabilitation, Gerhard Tucek. 10. What are the therapeutic effects of art therapies in the primary treatment of paraplegic patients? A qualitative study with 21 patients treated at the Herdecke community hospital, Anke Scheel-Sailer. 11. Coda, David Aldridge. References. Index.
Simon Gilbertson is a trained musician and music therapist. He is a lecturer in music therapy at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland, and was previously Head of Music Therapy at the Klinik Holthausen in Germany. After gaining his doctorate at David Aldridge's Chair for Qualitative Research in Medicine at the University Witten Herdecke he went to work with David at the Nordoff-Robbins Centre in Witten, Germany.
Readers may pick chapters of particular interest to them or read
the whole book. While it is not a light read, those wanting to
deepen their thinking about the way music therapy works and how it
can be applied, will find it a feast worth digesting. -- Journal of
A stimulating feature of the book is th wide variety of writing styles, type of study and perspective. Aldridge's commitment to rigorous research in arts therapies does not limit subject matter. -- Journal of Dementia Care
This inspiring book provides a wide-ranging, honest and in-depth discussion of many issues relating to music therapy interventions for people living with degenerative illnesses in health care settings. It will be a compelling read for music therapists but also of interest to managers and other health professionals working in neuro-rehabilitation or dementia care, particularly if arts therapies are being considered or are already a party of the care plan. -- Journal of Dementia Care
Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation: Performing Health, edited by David Aldridge, provides an overview of the use of music therapy as a form of neurological rehabilitation. The collection examines the use of music as therapy for a range of neurological conditions, from multiple sclerosis to work with clients in a vegetative state. -- Dementia
David Aldridge's latest text, Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation: Performing Health, provides much needed summaries of research in the area of neurorehabilitation. -- The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
Two hundred and sixty pages, ten chapters, and eight experienced music therapy clinicians and researchers are what makes up David Aldridge's latest text Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation: Performing Health. The profile of music therapy within the neurorehabilitaiton field is mounting and this text contributes to the growing body of knowledge supporting this emerging clinical area. -- The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
This book will be of great value to anyone doing post graduate research in Music Therapy, and a gift to studentsasked to write an essay on Music Therapy in neurological rehabilitation. For those working in the field of Music Therapy for various neurological disorders, there is much useful information and the book is valuable for deepening understanding of the problems of people with such disorders and how they can be helped. What I liked about the book is it's carefully researched data - useful information for anyone working in neurological rehabilitation, nit just Music Therapists. -- Positive Health
A stimulating feature of the book is the wide variety of writing styles, type of study and perspective. Aldridge's commitment to rigorous research in arts therapies does not limit subject matter. -- Dementia Care Magazine