Magic of Music

Sometimes, a patient's last wish is to listen to a particular piece of music.

Music therapy is increasingly used in end‐of‐life care, with a growing number of music therapists being employed in hospices and hospital‐based palliative care programs each year. Music therapy in end‐of‐life care aims to improve a person's quality of life by helping relieve symptoms, addressing psychological needs, offering support and comfort, facilitating communication, and meeting spiritual needs.

Our Volunteers will meet with you and your caregivers through a Zoom conference call, a phone call, or a visit to your home. We will help to determine which music will be best based on your preferences.

At Boquete Health & Hospice we have a music lending library and also some equipment that we can lend to our patients. Our volunteers will work with the patient or the caregivers to determine which music might be helpful.

Please contact our Boquete Health & Hospice Administrators at 6781-9250.

What We Do

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Music’s Ability to Support Health & Wellness

Scientific research has shown that music has medicinal value, ranging from the reduction of anxiety to improving brain function in patients with degenerative brain diseases.

The Magic of Music Team’s Mission Statement

     • We support people in their health and wellness needs by providing Music information, equipment and volunteer services.

     • We inform and promote health and wellness aided by Music.

Music for Health & Wellness

Music Wellness Playlists

Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving.  As more and more medical studies reveal music's impact on the brain, music is emerging as an effective wellness practice.  The Magic of Music program is committed to helping our community take advantage of Music’s Ability to Support Health & Wellness.  https://www.boquetehealthandhospice.org/music.html

According to medical experts at Johns Hopkins, listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.  The Playlist Guide and Explanation below will help you tailor your music listening experience to take advantage of these wellness benefits.

Our Volunteers

References

Music for End-of-Life Patients






Research has shown that the way that musical memories are stored in the brain could explain why people with memory-related disorders are sometimes able to remember music even when other memories have been forgotten. "When you are listening to music, multiple brain regions light up with activity," says Dr. Budson, a lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He goes on to say that "the lyrics activate the language parts of the brain, but the music also engages parts of the brain related to rhythm and memory." Music is closely associated with strong emotional feelings because it activates the entire limbic system which is involved in processing emotions and in controlling memory. Music can help those with Alzheimer's or dementia but also help Parkinson’s, stroke, and epilepsy patients with stress reduction, improved concentration, and promoting changes in the brain to improve function. At Boquete Health & Hospice we have a music lending library and also some equipment that we can lend to our patients. Our volunteers will work with the patient or the caregivers to determine which music might be helpful. Please contact our Boquete Health & Hospice Administrators at 6781-9250.

Music for Memory-Related

Disorders

To Contact Boquete Health & Hospice, please call +507-6781-9250

To Donate to Boquete Health & Hospice:   https://boquetehealth.org/donate-1

To give us feedback on these Playlists, send us an email at Music@boquetehospice.org