Sunday, 12 October 2014

Music program for Dementia / Alzheimer’s patients to heal through music

10th Oct being World Mental Health Day – A Music program for Dementia / Alzheimer’s patients to heal through music spearheaded by Bina Aziz and Dr.Anjali Chabria 

Talat Aziz, Anup Jalota, Shilpa Rao, Dr. Anjali Chabria, Bina Aziz, Runa Rizvi, Leslie Lewis, and Sumeet Tappoo

10th Oct World Mental Health Day- Organized by Mindtemple and Music Mania, Managed by Bntertainment Global Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Anjali Chhabria , Bina Aziz & Leslie Lewis attended the meet and greet to take the initiative forward to spread awareness. 
 
Entire Music fraternity will put their foot forward in order to support World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2014. The musical evening hosted for a noble cause witnessed enticing performances by various maestros. The melodious evening commenced with a couple songs by renowned singer Leslie Lewis along with a duet number with Amika Shail. Enticing the audience with her melodious voice Amika Shail entertained the audience singing two of her best numbers. Leaving no stone unturned to make the evening a memorable one, Talat Aziz in his melodious voice won everyone’s hearts when he sang old soothing numbers. Anup Jalota exhibited his harmonious voice singing three of his soulful songs and one of the audience volunteered to dance on it ,Creating the euphoria, the musical soiree witnessed a mellifluous performance by all the singers when everyone grooved to the tunes of Duma Dum leaving the audience spell bound.   
 
The musical soiree witnessed the who’s who from the musical fraternity. The event witnessed crème-de-la-crème crowd ​& music connoisseurs singer Sumeet Tappoo, Talat Aziz, Anup Jalota, Runa Rizvi, Shilpa Rao, Leslie Lewis, & others. 

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Music for a noble cause is exactly what one needs to solve the medical problems. It was an absolute delight to see the entire musical fraternity come together in order to support the concern 
 
Talking about the initiative Dr Anjali Chhabria, Mindtemple says “Music helps, Music heals. It takes one song, one rhythm to bring back a thousand memories. Lets come together to increase awareness on dementia as most of us will go through it someday”.    
 
When asked about the initiative taken, Mrs. Bina Aziz says -" I lost my mother to Alzheimer's, to see your own loved one losing her memory and being totally dependent was not easy. The best way we can take care of them is by keeping them in a positive healthy environment and doing our best for them physically. They go back into their past and that’s what they enjoy and the rest of their life they have and know nothing else to look forward to. When I read an article on Dementia and how music heals I immediately called Dr. Anjali Chhabria she had some wonderful stories to tell on how music had helped dementia patients, hence we decided to start music therapy on World Mental Health Day and will continue to do it on a regular basis".
 
Mindtemple & Music Mania has come together for a special initiative which will help Alzheimer’s & Dementia patients heal through Music.
 
Mindtemple is a counseling center founded in 2004, which caters to psychiatric, emotional and behavioral concerns in individuals. It aims to help people from all walks of life and believes that emotional fitness is the first step to self-actualization.
 
Testing new waters, Mrs. Bina Aziz along with Dr. Anjali Chhabria (Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist) takes this initiative forward offering the masses all new Music Therapy in order to cure patients suffering from Dementia / Alzheimer’s.
 
 ‘Music Mania’, is a music organization initiated by Mrs. Bina Aziz. Music Mania has pooled the talents of maestros such as Talat Aziz, Anup Jalota, Leslie Lewis, and Runa Rizvi & Amika Shail to perform specially for the patient’s retro Bollywood music. This will give the patients a chance to enjoy, heal, feel, dance and just let go in an environment specially created for them.  Music Memory remains intact late into the disease as these activities do not require cognitive functioning for success.
 
In the last decade, the numbers of cases affected by dementia were 3.7 million in India. In 2030, it is expected to be double. The maximum life-span of these patients after diagnosis is 1 to 7 years approximately. Rehabilitation and recreation for such patients is minimal in Mumbai. As music does not require cognitive or mental processing, it helps dementia patients in managing stress induced agitation and stimulates positive interactions. Patients associate music with important events and emotions.

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