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  • Math

    3 5.88%
  • Physics

    4 7.84%
  • Chimestry

    2 3.92%
  • Biology

    2 3.92%
  • Medicine

    4 7.84%
  • Sociology

    0 0%
  • Anthropology

    2 3.92%
  • Economy

    0 0%
  • Law

    2 3.92%
  • Politics/Foreign Affaris

    0 0%
  • Music

    16 31.37%
  • Dance/Performance

    1 1.96%
  • Teaching/Education

    9 17.65%
  • Visual Arts

    4 7.84%
  • Other

    18 35.29%
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    I am just curious about the professional profile of TC members.

    Vote where your main occupation fits better.

    If other, share us which one is it.
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    Music, lecturing, drug trafficking

    All perfectly honest, well-paying jobs.

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    Hospitality industry. Hotel night auditor at a resort/casino in the middle of nowhere. May become a supervisor soonish. Didn't get the administrative position I was looking for--they actually offered it to my supervisor, so her position will be open soon, and the supervisor position actually pays more than the other.

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    Mines a mixture so I went for other.

    I fit into a number of those categories - medicine, psychology, sociology, counselling, teaching and education.

    I specialise in dementia now and use music as a form of meaningful therapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bix View Post
    Mines a mixture so I went for other.

    I fit into a number of those categories - medicine, psychology, sociology, counselling, teaching and education.

    I specialise in dementia now and use music as a form of meaningful therapy.
    Music as therapy in dementia... that is interesting; probably for the demented, certainly for me.
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    I'm retired but was in computing before that first as a teacher then as a college administrator where my job involved writing database software.

    Education as such doesn't quite fit for the sort of job I did, and of course IT in general is missing.
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Music as therapy in dementia... that is interesting; probably for the demented, certainly for me.
    We have had people in their late fifties, who due the to way there dementia has progressed have increased damage in the speech centres of the brain - internally they know what they want to say but just can't. We use music as a medium for communicating, people who cannot speak are able to sing songs they remember from the past, we the turn that use of language into a new format for communicating - truely, with some people we sng questions to them and they answer with singing.

    Believe it or not a young 55 year old woman can now communicate to her husband after not being able for five years because we have helped her with music.

    On a side note - if you can, please do not use the term demented, it isn't nice, it's an awful label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Music, lecturing, drug trafficking

    All perfectly honest, well-paying jobs.
    The drug trafficking is of course your part-time job as a baristo in that coffee shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    The drug trafficking is of course your part-time job as a baristo in that coffee shop.
    Not exactly, I go busking and put the music drug in people's ears. Makes them happy except when I play atonal music.........I learnt that I get more money when I don't play Henze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bix View Post
    We have had people in their late fifties, who due the to way there dementia has progressed have increased damage in the speech centres of the brain - internally they know what they want to say but just can't. We use music as a medium for communicating, people who cannot speak are able to sing songs they remember from the past, we the turn that use of language into a new format for communicating - truely, with some people we sng questions to them and they answer with singing.

    Believe it or not a young 55 year old woman can now communicate to her husband after not being able for five years because we have helped her with music.

    On a side note - if you can, please do not use the term demented, it isn't nice, it's an awful label.
    Thanks for the info.

    'Demented' is a logical (and formal) relative of 'dementia'. How do you contort your sensibility around it?
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    I'm loving how 50% of the poll responses fall in the "OTHER" category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    I'm loving how 50% of the poll responses fall in the "OTHER" category.
    What are these people thinking? Surely being a devious poll-firebrand falls under the category of anthropology!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novelette View Post
    What are these people thinking? Surely being a devious poll-firebrand falls under the category of anthropology!
    or sociology, or demographic research for marketing (how many people from category x,y,z consume gourmet mustards?), or.... good old fashioned curiosity / nosiness :-)
    Last edited by PetrB; Jul-07-2013 at 15:41.

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    Chimestry...
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    A tremendous profession!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    'Demented' is a logical (and formal) relative of 'dementia'. How do you contort your sensibility around it?
    I agree that the lexeme of dementia would naturally decline to the word demented, but the term itself is archaic and is now synonymous with people who are crazy, mad and insane - that is not what dementia is. If using the same process of adjectivising nouns then some one who has cancer would be cancerous, my brother who has spacticity from a car crash would be a spastic .... the list of labels is endless.

    Unfortunately the relative of pathology nouns are still labels, in this age we should have moved away from that by now, but alas. It would help with dementia if it was called by its medical cause rather than the word 'dementia' itself (as it directly translates from Latin as without mind), even better if we could give it a different name.

    If anyone was to look up the word dementia and demented they would get very different insights.

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