The following books are on topics relating to medical conditions, music in medicine, music as a therapeutic tool and the medical conditions:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH.


  • How Can I Help?: Stories and Reflections on Service By Ram Dass
  • The Art of being a Healing Presence by James E. Miller, Susan Cutshall

Music & Science

  • The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song by Elena Mannes
  • Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D
  • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
  • Why You Love Music by John Powell

Music As Medicine

  • The Power of Sound: How to Be Healthy and Productive Using Music and Sound by Joshua Leeds
  • Waking the Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul by Andrew Schulman
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