Exercise for older adults
Facilitating music therapy based exercise programs for older adults
If you’d like to run effective, engaging and interesting music-based exercise groups for older adults, then this tutorial is for you.
Based on many years working in aged care, Winifred shares everything you need to know about music-based exercise groups with older adults.
Winifred presents the most common diagnoses you’ll find in aged care/aged rehabilitation and their resulting physical symptoms.
She also discusses and demonstrates a wide range of musical techniques and repertoire to match the preferences of the adult participants and their movement needs.
The tutorial also has a look at what equipment and instruments can be used for specific physical movements.
Winifred has also included extra resources for you to develop your skills further and the tutorial closes with a summary and 3 optional bonus content activities which will extend your learning and earn you extra CMTE/CPPD credits.
This tutorial is CBMT approved for 1 CMTE credit.
Winifred Beevers has many years’ experience in music therapy with older adults across the full spectrum of client groups. Her first position was in a specialist aged care residence for people with significant mental health concerns where she fell in love with the client group and has specialised in aged care ever since. Winifred’s expertise includes all forms of cognition loss and dementia, neurological disorders, palliative care, and mental health.
Winifred has worked in acute and sub-acute hospitals, residential aged care, aged mental health, community day centres, and in rehabilitation. It was her work in the Geriatric Rehabilitation and Management (GEM) unit that sparked her interest in using music to support and aid exercise in older adults. This led to Winifred completing a Master of Applied Science which looked at the music that was used in an exercise intervention for people with Parkinson’s Disease http://hdl.handle.net/1959.9/562730.
Winifred’s first instrument was the piano (it will always be her favourite) though she is now also a fan of carbon-fibre ukuleles. Winifred also plays the flute, guitar and, on special occasions, the piano accordion. Her next life goal is to learn the bagpipes.
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PreviewIntroduction, overview and learning outcomes (8:03)
StartCommon diagnoses & disorders: Resulting symptoms and disabilities (7:41)
StartRepertoire: know your client's preferences (3:19)
StartEncouraging movement: timing, speed and modulation (12:03)
StartRhythm: initiate, engage, motivate (10:01)
StartMusical cues: decelerando & cadence (2:52)
StartSinging along: good or not? (3:11)
StartUsing instruments for specific movements (5:25)
StartSummary, extra resources and bonus content (3:15)
Exercise for older adults is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 credit. Music Therapy Online [AP-218] maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.