Music therapy. It has been experienced that music and its elements produce coherent brain electrical activity. Music Therapy in Alzheimer’s disease.

It has been experienced that music, and elements of sound, rhythm, melody and harmony produce coherent brain electrical activity at the level of brain function, not only as president of cognitive processes but as governor of the vegetative functions of the organism. Music therapy can be defined as the use of music in the treatment of diseases, especially of the nerve.

Origins of music therapy

It was present in prehistoric music and songs in religious rituals and healing. The earliest writings that allude to the influence of music on the human body are the Egyptian papyri dating from around the year 1500. C. And in them and rationalizes the use of music as an agent capable of healing the body, calm the mind and cleanse the soul. Music therapy is to understand the fundamental theory called Ethos or Greek modes theory, which considers the elements of music such as melody, harmony or rhythm effects exerted on the physiological emotional , spiritual people .

Side profile of a young woman lying on back with her eyes closed, wearing headphones

Greek philosophers and music related to the mood of the people, as in the case of: Pythagoras said that mental illness was the result of a disorder harmonic or musical in the human soul, giving the music the power to restore the lost harmony. Or Plato who believed in the divine character of the music, and that it could give pleasure or sedate. In his work “The Republic” notes the importance of music in the education of young people and how to interpret melodies over others. These theories were based on the human and music were closely related.

Influence of music therapy on health

The basic idea is to recognize that many of the diseases have their origin in the brain, which transmits to a body part that reproduces a given stimulus illness. With music therapy aims to send the brain stimuli (sound-musical) with the patient to relax and annul that reproduce the disease. It is addressed to all those who, without at first any disability or without suffering from ailments of any kind, want to make an enriching exercise on the physical, emotional and mental, achieving a better quality of life both intrapersonal and interpersonal.

Influence of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

For Alzheimer’s patients, music therapy facilitates and promotes communication and social relationships are resulting in increased self-esteem, increasing self-confidence as the music tends to act as a trigger for positive thoughts and creative ideas. Sick of Alzheimer’s can have positive emotional changes and a greater command of their emotions also improving motor function, sensory perceptual, psycho motor stimulating processes and achieving greater coordination of movement and stimulating intellectual and cognitive development. Acting as a nerve relaxant when problem.

Music therapy for children with psychological problems

It is also used in children hyperactive, depressive, aggressive and is very useful in the treatment of autistic children to overcome their isolation and change behavior patterns. Mentally handicapped children also improve their behavior and their ability to relate to others through music therapy. As for children with physical disabilities, music therapy is used to overcome the non-acceptance of their disability and their difference from others and help them lift their self-esteem.