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Prof Laurel Young, PhD, MTA – The Integral Role of Music in Dementia Care

30 April 2015 @ 16 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

You are cordially invited to a forthcoming BRAMS talk (International Laboratory on Brain, Music and Sound Research).

Please note, this talk will be in English.

Laurel Young, Ph.D., MTA

Fellow, Association for Music & Imagery (FAMI) Assistant Professor &
Graduate Music Therapy Program Coordinator Creative Arts Therapies
Department Faculty of Fine Arts Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve O
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8
Tel: 514.848.2424 ext.4682
Fax: 514.848.4969



A growing amount of scientific evidence and anecdotal reports have led

to increased public awareness about the benefits of music for persons

who have dementia. However, the potential for therapeutic and practical

applications of music within dementia care contexts is often not well

understood or fully realized. Music Therapy Professor, Dr. Laurel Young

will present her perspectives on creating a standardized

interprofessional approach to providing personalized music care for

persons living with dementia. Implications for research will also be




Laurel Young, PhD, MTA, is an Assistant Professor and interim Graduate

Program Coordinator of Music Therapy at Concordia University. She has

over 20 years of diverse clinical experience, has published in several

peer-reviewed journals and books, and was a Spotlight Speaker at the

2014 World Congress of Music Therapy held in Krems, Austria. In June 2014, Dr.

Young received the Research & Publications award at the Canadian

Association for Music Therapy’s 40th national conference.


30 April 2015
16 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min
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