Live chat with expert: Rachelle Norman

Join expert Rachelle Norman and your host Lakelyn Hogan as we talk about music therapy and how it can help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders. Music has the power to bring joy to just about anyone, but it’s ability to reach past the mind and touch the soul can be particularly beneficial to those experiencing memory loss. Some topics this chat may cover include:

  • Benefits of music therapy
  • Music therapy care techniques
  • Ideas for incorporating more music into the life of an individual with dementia

About the expert

Rachelle Norman
Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC is the founder of Soundscaping Source, where her mission is to bring meaningful music experiences to older adults and their caregivers, all the way to the end of life. Rachelle has been in clinical practice as a music therapist since 2004, and she maintains a private practice in Kansas City, where her team serves older adults in senior living and hospice. Rachelle is on the faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, is a frequent presenter at regional and national music therapy conferences, and is in demand as a speaker, consultant, and staff trainer on topics related to music and eldercare. Check out to find a ton of great resources on music with older adults.