Sounding Bridges – An Intergenerational Music Therapy Group With Persons With Dementia and Children and Adolescents in Psychiatric Care
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Keywords

Persons with dementia
children and adolescent psychiatry
intergenerational music therapy
inclusion

How to Cite

Hessenberg, C., & Schmid, W. (2013). Sounding Bridges – An Intergenerational Music Therapy Group With Persons With Dementia and Children and Adolescents in Psychiatric Care. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v13i2.692

Abstract

In this article an intergenerational music therapy group including persons with dementia and children and adolescents in psychiatric care will be introduced. The special feature of this group is that people with dementia and children and adolescents in psychiatric care come together to make music. Young and old participants share important life issues such as the experience of a stigmatizing illness, or not being able to live in their familiar environment any more. The promotion of social skills and resources, as well as the support of emotional expressivity, and reminiscence work are particularly important in the intergenerational group. The article presents the project with its contents and discusses it with respect to theoretical perspectives from music therapy, sociology and gerontology.

https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v13i2.692
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