Tara is connecting patients and caregivers with meaningful music one song at a time. As a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), she knows the power of music for reaching those patients dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Williamson County Sun highlights one of Harmony in Dementia's music programs.
Our founder, Tara Jenkins, had the opportunity to lead a music therapy group with participants from Camille's Memory Cafe in Georgetown, Texas. This is one of several programs A Gift of Time Georgetown offers to members of the community.
There's a piano singalong, and then there's music therapy.
In this episode, our founder, Tara Jenkins, shares with Foresight's Rachel Hill what the difference is — and how customized music therapy can increase socialization, communication, self-expression, and emotional well-being.
What Does A Board-Certified Music Therapist Do And How Can It Help When Caring For A Person Living With Dementia?
Our founder, Tara Jenkins talks with Lori La Bey, host of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio. During this conversation she shares about the benefits of music therapy and how it can support individuals living with dementia, caregivers, and professionals.
Our founder, Tara Jenkins, had the opportunity to work with students from the Memory Caregiver Academy of Austin (MCAAustin). This program expertly trains high school students to be qualified, competent, and compassionate caregivers for people with dementia.
During their time together Tara shared the benefits of music, provided examples of how to incorporate music during caregiving, and led a group music therapy session with memory care residents.
Our founder, Tara Jenkins, sat down with Debra Hallisey, from Advocate for Mom and Dad, to talk about the benefits of music for caregivers and those they care for. This article was published in two parts. Click below to read Part 2.
Our founder, Tara Jenkins, co-authored "Music, Memory, and Meaning." It is an example of her dedication to help support and educate anyone caring for someone living with dementia.
Music, Memory, and Meaning is for family, caregivers, and professionals working in dementia care. It is the answer for those looking to understand and effectively use the power of music with people living with dementia.