This is the official website for Lisa Prokopowitz's Music Therapy business, "Mending Music".
Music Therapy / Activity Credentials
Lisa Prokopowitz (MT-BC, ACC), is a Music Therapist-Board Certified and Activity Consultant Certified, working primarily with Seniors (at times with Psychiatric clientele), since the early 1980's, in Northern New Jersey. She also owns and operates a related website www.ShiningRiver.com.
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Therapy That Lifts the Spirit
The goal of Mending Music is to use Music (often with spiritual or growth oriented themes) to encourage and uplift those who find themselves in a variety of challenging situations. In every living arrangement, regardless of the type of home or facility, the potential exists for discouragement, loneliness and struggle. The primary emphasis of Mending Music is to address such needs, offering hope, comfort and joy.
Music Therapists focus on a wide variety of goals. Among others, these include the following: increased socialization/interaction, improved sense of "well-being", active and focused physical movement, increased memory recall and/or attentiveness (for the cognitively impaired).
Lisa has extensive experience working with Seniors in Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities, and has employed music therapy to assist clientele challenged with Dementia (including Alzheimers), TBI and Aphasia, as well as to provide comfort during hospital stays and Hospice situations.
Great Video about Music Therapy and Alzheimer's
Here is a link to a VERY GOOD video explaining the use of Music Therapy with Alzheimer's patients, linked to the recent Wall Street Journal Article entitled: "How to Outsmart Alzheimer's Disease", March 30, 2010:
In linking to this article and video, I do not in so doing endorse the Wall Street Journal, nor do I imply that they endorse me....
Using Lisa's music at your facility or in your home
Group or individual Music Therapy sessions are available, as well as musical entertainment, primarily in northern New Jersey (Passaic, Bergen and Morris counties), USA. In order to book sessions and/or discuss fees, use the following email address: "mendingmusic @ shiningriver.com" (leave out the spaces) or use the "Contact" link at the left for more options.