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In his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks devotes a chapter to the therapeutic role of music with people suffering from Alzheimer's. He writes of watching people with advanced dementia respond to songs that bring back memories that had seemed lost to them: "Faces assumed expressions as the old music is recognized and its emotional power felt. One of two people, perhaps, starts to sing along, others join them and soon the entire group--many of them virtually sp

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How to Plan Music Activities for Dementia Care

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

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Quality Of Life in Advanced Dementia

Dementia Patients Face Needless Transitions in Last 90 Days of Life

We help Alzheimers and dementia caregivers live a better life. The Alzheimers Reading Room operates for the benefit of society.

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Teepa Snow Video: Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profo...

Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?

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A Can of Worms - Complexities of Choosing an End of Life Strategy for Dementia

A can of worms,,,complexities of choosing an end of life strategy for dementia. VSED - voluntary stopping eating and drinking for those with advanced dementia.