Using music is a wonderful and exciting tool for treatment with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. At New York Health Care we encourage our senior care service providers to employ the use of music to encourage social interaction, brain stimulation, communication and verbal expression. When we make eye contact, we do get that eye to eye contact; music stimulates the brain and therefore creates positive feedback.
It is a known fact that music will bring that smile, that dance step, the “bopping” of the head, singing and various other engaged signs to the population with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Music has that power of healing, for those from the era of Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and many more artists, the connection is incredible. As one’s mind deteriorates, music therapy brings comfort to those struggling with these diseases, and our in- home companions can provide this essential tool.
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