Media and Community Event for Completion of Research Study for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

WHO: MusicWorx, a San Diego music therapy not-for-profit organization, that provides music therapy services to meet the clinical, corporate, and wellness needs of those with diseases and other disabilities, is concluding a grant from the American Music Therapy Association (Silver Springs, MD) for a 12-week study examining the use of harmonica playing on respiratory control, swallowing and quality of life (QOL) for people with Parkinson’s disease.

WHAT: Nearly 80% of people with Parkinson’s Disease experience difficulty swallowing and respiratory problems that decrease QOL, and can lead to life-limiting and/or life-ending consequences. MusicWorx will conclude their grant program with a demonstration of how teaching Parkinson’s patients how to blow and use playing an harmonica can help them with respiratory control, swallowing, and improve QOL.

Meet MusicWorx CEO and Director, Barbara Reuer, PhD., MT-BC, and see how the Parkinson’s patients are benefiting from this program.

Where: MusicWorx, Inc., 10455 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92121

When: Tuesday, November 7th from 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Read More about this media event here.