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Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Boise ID

Music therapy for Alzheimer's helps patients in such ways as wandering reduction, sleep enhancement, mood improvement and more. See below for local businesses in Boise that give access to types of music for treating Alzheimer's, as well as advice and content on art therapy and pet therapy for Alzheimer's treatment.

Emerson House
(208) 377-3177
8250 W. Marigold
Garden City, ID
Services
Alz/Dementia Support

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David Rice
(208) 384-1617
1916 S Springbrook Ln
Boise, ID
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr Hhs
(208) 367-2121
426 North Curtis Road
Boise, ID
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Life's Doors Hospice
(208) 344-6500
1111 South Orchard, Suite 400
Boise, ID
Specialty
Hospices

St Lukes Home Care Service
(208) 381-2138
325 West Idaho
Boise, ID
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Idaho Commission On Aging
(208) 334-6000
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID
Specialty
Long-Term-Care Ombudsmen

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Idaho Chapter
(208) 384-1788
1111 S. Orchard Street, Suite 200
Boise, ID
Specialty
Alzheimer's Association Chapters

Josephine Brkich
2 Mesa Vista Dr
Boise, ID
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Neil Davey
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Jayne Stevenson
223 W State St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

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Hearing Loss Help » Sound Therapy: Is It For Real?

 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A man wrote:

I was browsing on a website and want to know whether what it said about sound therapy is true. The website said that:

‘The Sound Therapy Program is a rehabilitation of the inner ear muscles, thanks to high frequencies.

It can help in all ear disorders as:
· Hearing loss
· Tinnitus
· Meniere’s disease, vertigo and dizziness
· Cocktail party syndrome (difficulty hearing in noisy places)
· Noise sensibility (hyperacusis)
· Short term memory loss
· Language disorders (dyslexia, stuttering)
· Learning (ADD, ADHD, autism, Down’s syndrome)
· Sleep disorders
· Brain damage (accident, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)’

The above “blurb” came from near the bottom of this web page . It’s quite an impressive list of conditions that sound therapy is supposed to cure, isn’t it?

You are right to be cautious, and want to know whether it is real, or just a bunch of hype.

I’m not an expert in sound therapy, but I have investigated and written about it in the past, and even have the sound therapy tapes myself so I know a bit about it.

First, let me say that the above blurb is somewhat misleading (just like much of the advertising today is). Yes, sound therapy does work for all those conditions to some degree or other for some people, but no, is is not the cure for all those conditions for everyone.

If sound therapy did indeed work for everyone and cure hearing loss or tinnitus, then everyone would be using it, As a result, no one would need hearing aids or have tinnitus anymore and we know that is not true. Thus, you have to
understand what sound therapy realistically can and cannot do for you.

Sound therapy is indeed a valid treatment for certain conditions, especially for children with learning disabilities, ADD, autism and related conditions. In fact, this is where sound therapy excels.

One lady just wrote me and stated, “I have seen incredible results in all 3 of my children with special needs from listening [to sound therapy music using an] 80 GB iPod with bone conduction headphones.”

This lady is now herself a sound therapy practitioner. When I asked her how it had helped her tinnitus, she told me that although she had been using sound therapy on herself for the past 9 months, she hadn’t seen any difference in her tinnitus. This reinforces my point that sound therapy does not work for everyone, not even for some firm believers in the program. On the other hand, it does work miracles for some people. Thus, you really can’t know if it will work for you unless you try it.

I found, that with my particular reverse slope hearing loss, listening to the tapes grated on my nerves, so this therapy is...

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