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Tom Sweitzer hosts a weekly music therapy group via Zoom for other COVID-19 survivors dealing with lingering symptoms. "We get to know each other through the music," says one participant. "I think that was a really intuitive and wonderful way to connect us." Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Music Therapy Brings Solace To COVID-19 Patients And Healers

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Nancy Gustafson (right), an opera singer, used singing to reconnect with her mother, Susan Gustafson, who had dementia and was barely talking. She says her mom started joking and laughing with her again after they sang together. Emily Becker/Songs by Heart hide caption

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Music therapist Brian Schreck began working with Nate Kramer after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Together, they recorded a song of Nate's heartbeat layered over melodies. Courtesy of Brian Schreck hide caption

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Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

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To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

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