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Unformatted text preview: attentionon the music, rather than whats going on in their bodies. Music therapy can help decrease anxiety, which then affects blood pressuse, heart rate, and can help prepare the person, psychologically and also physically for surgery. -Dr. Suzanne Hanser, Chair Music Therapy Dept., berklee College of Music The aspect of music, which seems especially crucial is rhythm And people with Parkinsons, due to damage in peticular part of their brain, have difficulty generating sequences;generating rhythm. Music gives them time sequence rhythm. Gives them tempo, gives them back their own tempo....
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- Spring '08