Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
When: January 29th @ 12pm
Where: Campbell Cove
St. Catherine’s Village will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on January 29th @ 12pm.
Dr. Timothy Coker will be speaking on “Music and the Mind: A Look at Current Research in Music and Neuroscience.”
Timothy Coker, emeritus professor of music at Millsaps College, taught music theory, conducting, symphonic literature, church music literature, music: as a way of knowing, and was chair of the music department for fifteen years. He conducted the Millsaps Singers and Millsaps Chamber Singers and made numerous national and international tours with these ensembles. A past member of the board of directors of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and a former chairman of the board, Coker continues to pursue his interest in assisting concertgoers to hear better and appreciate more deeply works presented by MSO at their Bravo Series concerts. This has led him to explore how the mind and music intertwine, especially how music can be used to improve mental health and extend quality of life for persons with dementia, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s. As a music educator in the public schools for twelve years, he continues to have a keen interest in advancing the cause for music education for all students at all ages. He currently is minister of music at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson.