[Music therapy on Parkinson disease]

Cien Saude Colet. Nov-Dec 2009;14(6):2295-304. doi: 10.1590/s1413-81232009000600038.
[Article in Portuguese]


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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Music Therapy*
  • Parkinson Disease / therapy*