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Title: The Contribution of Music to Positive Aging: A Review
Contributor(s): Hays, Terrence Neville (author); Bright, Ruth (author); Minichiello, Victor  (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1023/A:1019712522302
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Abstract: Many people value music as an important part of their everyday lives. The published literature reveals that the role of music in life is varied: it can be recreational, educational, social, emotional, therapeutic, and spiritual. The importance and relevance of music depends on the life needs and interests of the individual and the social group within which he/she lives. It is now widely recognized that music for many older people is crucial in supporting a sense of well-being. The article reviews the evidence on the role of music in promoting health and well-being, and how it can produce positive psychological and physiological benefits for individuals. The aim of this article is to increase awareness among health professionals of the importance of music and discuss how it can be used to add to older people's lives.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Aging and Identity, 7(3), p. 165-175
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press
Place of Publication: New York, USA
ISSN: 1087-3732
Field of Research (FOR): 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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