Featuring: Borna Bonakdarpour, MD
Music-based medical interventions can have remarkable therapeutic benefits for patients diagnosed with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and aphasia. Neurologist Borna Bonakdarpour, MD, explains how he is using and studying these clinical interventions through the new Northwestern Music and Medicine Program.
Bonakdarpour’s interest in both music and neurology started at a young age. As a classically trained pianist, he studied music theory, harmony and history as a student and soon after medical school began to explore how music interventions could be used to help his patients with cognitive impairments. Through the new Northwestern Music and Medicine Program, Bonakdarpour and violist and music practitioner Clara Takarabe, are embarking on clinical music interventions, research and education on sound and music processing and how it can be used for brain health.
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Recorded on May 4, 2022.
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Borna Bonakdarpour, MD, has nothing to disclose. Course director, Robert Rosa, MD, has nothing to disclose. Host Erin Spain, MS, has nothing to disclose. Feinberg School of Medicine's CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME, Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME, Allison McCollum, Senior Program Coordinator, Katie Daley, Senior Program Coordinator, Michael John Rooney, Senior RSS Coordinator, and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant 2.
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JBorna Bonakdarpour, MD , is Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Behavioral Neurology
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