Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
CORTE, Beltrina and LODOVICI NETO, Pedro. Music therapy on Parkinson disease. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.6, pp.2295-2304. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000600038.
This study is a result of a qualitative research, in the Gerontology and Music therapy scenario. It was analyzed the importance of alternative practices like playing an instrument (piano, violin, etc.), singing, or practicing a guided musical exercise as a therapy activity for elder people with Parkinson Disease. The analysis, systematization and interpretation of the data pointed: music therapy is an excellent way to improve the life of the patient that becomes more sociable, decreasing physical and psychological symptoms ("symptomatology") and the subject change for a singular and own position in the relation with your disease and the people around.
Keywords : Music therapy; Parkinson disease; Gerontology.