Sunday, October 11, 2009

Music activities are good for a dementia person.

Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some great information
Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here are more interesting dementia brain boosting activities

Dementia Today

Music is a powerful tool when it comes to interacting with a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

There are so many reasons why music brings about many positive interactions.

Memories of songs are automatic meaning you really do not
have to think about them. The words and melodies just pop into
your brain and the brain of dementia persons, automatically.

You can take advantage of this by just starting to sing a song you know is a favorite of theirs or is at least familiar to them.

You will see that if they enjoy music, even a little bit, they will start singing, humming or tapping their toes to the music.

Of course, as I stated in an earlier post, you must be animated and excited about the interaction.

Go to this post for a list of some familiar songs for those with dementia.

Alternately, go to sing along songs for those with dementia
More next time

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