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2 - In Search of a Perfect Harmony: Music and Wellness in Later Life

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 October 2021

Scott F. Madey
Affiliation:
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Dean D. VonDras
Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
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We discuss physical changes that are encountered in aging and how music may be a part of optimizing health outcomes and wellness. This chapter presents how music affects thinking, feeling, and acting. Other topics include effects of noise, biological theories of aging, physical changes with aging, longevity, mind-body interactions, music in a Utopian environment, and exercise. Finally, a discussion ensues on retirement centers that celebrate living, such as Casa Verdi, Triangle Partnership, and The George Center.

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Music, Wellness, and Aging
Defining, Directing, and Celebrating Life
, pp. 18 - 36
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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