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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Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the 40s, 50s
Beach Ball Questions Game-I made this when I worked as a Recreational Therapist at a Psych Hospital and used this with my patients to get them to talk more and interact with the group. @Sonia S Le Blanc
Reminiscing with the elderly is a wonderful way to validate the lives of individuals and provide seniors with a sense of purpose, especially those suffering from dementia. Reminiscing activities also encourage social interaction and promote interpersonal skills.
Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers by Robin Rio. Save 15 Off!. $20.47. Edition - 1. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (February 15, 2009). Author: Robin Rio. Publication: February 15, 2009