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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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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.

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