General Session III - Closing -- More Music, Fewer Meds

Session Year: 
2016
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Dan Cohen, MSW

Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care, hospice, and hospital settings, including reductions in antipsychotic use. Learn how many long-term care settings are using personalized music to improve quality of care and quality of life.

Dan Cohen, MSW, is the founding Executive Director of Music & Memory, which has been adopted by more than 2,100 long-term care facilities, hospices, home care programs and hospitals in every state and eight other countries. He speaks internationally on the impact of personalized music on quality of life and quality of care. Dan combines an extensive background in high tech training, corporate sales and software applications with his social work training. A former consultant/trainer for the U.S. Department of Education, he helped colleges, universities and communities nationwide to apply best practices in community service learning programs. He earned his MSW from Adelphi University, an MA in Professional Studies from Long Island University and a BS in Psychology from Hofstra University.

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