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Music Therapy

For more than 30 years, CenterLight Health System has offered an innovative music therapy program to improve the overall health and well-being of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, aphasia, brain injuries and other neurological conditions.  Patients work with our music therapists to restore, maintain and improve their physical, emotional, psychological and mental functions. 


For example, individuals with aphasia can work with a music therapist to help them regain their ability to communicate by singing words and phrases, as opposed to simply speaking them. For individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, listening to a music therapist sing or play songs, especially those that are familiar to them, can help them recall memories that seemed previously lost.  People who suffer from depression can participate in music therapy sessions that help them get in touch with their feelings through active music making or by listening to a therapist sing or play a musical instrument.  Individuals then share the feelings generated by listening to the music.  People with a variety of conditions can benefit from individual and group music therapy. 


Where We Offer Music Therapy

*The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) offers music therapy throughout CenterLight Health System in our CenterLight Healthcare programs and skilled nursing facilities.  To learn more about the IMNF, please call 718-519-5840 or email imnf@centerlight.org.

Individuals who are not enrolled in CenterLight Health System can benefit from the IMNF’s music therapy services through the IMNF Music Therapy Professionals Practice.

Moby Introduces the IMNF

Based on more than 30 years of clinical research, the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) benefits those with physical and neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, and depression. View the video to learn more.


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