Chennai Hospital planning to introduce music therapy to treat people with dementia Chennai News

CHENNAI: On February 27th a special support group for people with dementia and their caretakers will be held at the Kauvery hospital.

While the hospital has previously organized group support meetings, it now aims to introduce music therapy for patients with dementia, as it will help improve memory and cognitive abilities.

The meeting will also provide a platform for caretakers to share their experiences and also create awareness on how people with dementia can lead a normal life.

The session will include a music therapy workshop, which will be directed by Vikram Kannan, a professional music therapist and also games that stimulate the mind. The music therapy session will include three activities: group singing, drums, singing or relaxation exercises for the participants.

The event will be held from 10 to 12:30. The session will be curated and hosted by Dr Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, consultant neurologist and neurophysiology, together with Dr Prithika Chary (senior consultant neurologist and neurosurgeon and head neurologist), to dr. Sivarajan Thandeswaran (senior consultant, stroke and neurovascular medicine), Dr. Yamini Kannappan (psychiatrist consultant) and dr. Sujatha Velmurugan (psychiatrist consultant).

While the event is free, participants must register. For registration, contact 8838774532