Parkinson’s Disease: Drums Alive Program Sparks Quick Results

This music therapy program has many ways to help those with Parkinson's disease.


- Posted on Jun 28, 2018

Client in photo is Jane Harshberger. Other people are staff members.

Content provided by Good Samaritan Society.

Bethany Clark, wellness director for Good Samaritan Society – Mountain Home, is passionate about helping folks work through their Parkinson’s disease symptoms. She coordinates the Drums Alive class, which is a music therapy program. The results of this program are quick and measurable.

Drums Alive can help:

  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Increase concentration and memory
  • Combat obesity
  • Boost the immune system
  • Increase range of motion
  • Help stress management
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Promote alpha brain wave production
  • Reduce the risk of general dementia
  • Increase coordination and balance
  • Encourage socialization

Watch a video of the Drums Alive Class.

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