The Power of Music and Memory Care
June 10, 2022
Music jogs our memories. When we hear certain songs, they conjure a distinct memory that we associate with the tune. It may be the exact time and place we first heard it, a conversation we had when it was playing in the background, or some other event that evokes emotion, and a memory, in us.
“Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease.
For example, music can relieve stress, reduce anxiety and depression and reduce agitation. Music can also benefit caregivers by reducing anxiety and distress, lightening the mood, and providing a way to connect with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease — especially those with difficulty communicating.”
Source: Mayo Clinic
At Generations, we love music and understand the important role it can play in caring for our residents. Our locations have music rooms where we feature live entertainment regularly, and some locations also have theaters where we screen classic and popular musicals.
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