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Music Therapy For Dementia and Alzheimer's

Music therapy products work synergistically for patients with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss. These music products to be used by care giver in association with their loved one/patient are the very same products that can and have been used by Certified Music Therapists*. We observe that music relieves the stress, anxiety and depression of the patient as well as reducing their agitation. Research has confirmed the benefits of providing people who have dementia with music they remember. The restorative effect of music vastly improves the quality of life at home, mental well-being, and promotes independent living rather than relying on institutional resources.

Caregivers use music therapy as one of their tools to comfort and care for those with dementia. At The Alzheimer's Store, we are continually adding the best Alzheimer's products which will help the patient. Our Music Player is a simple to use, old fashioned looking in style, music box. It is preloaded with 40 hits of yesteryear, and is capable of downloading songs from the internet, including verses from the Bible. At facilities, professional caregivers working with music for Alzheimer's patients love our selection of CDs as they are created by music therapy professionals. We also offer a one button radio with no dials.

At ALZstore.com , we believe that music for Alzheimer's is so important that we are creating, with the counseling of a PhD specialist in music therapy, our own CDs and DVDs to work with faith-based music of ALL denominations. If you have any suggestions, we would like to hear about them. You can email us at contact@alzstore.com if you know of other music products that offer effective therapy for dementia. We are continually searching for the best Alzheimer's products. We look forward to hearing from you.

Moving to the music is a great aerobic activity and using music as therapy is known to increase brain and motor skills. Therapists who add exercise and dance movements to music say it becomes a favorite activity. Tapping a foot, humming a tune or dancing to the rhythm of a melody are all good examples of Dancing Therapy for Seniors with Dementia how music can affect one's mood.

For dementia patients, music is very effective when combined with faith. Some of our earliest memories are attending religious based ceremonies which were combined with song. We have many CD selections that include gospel, Christmas themes, and plain old fashioned sing-alongs.

As caregivers, we are always looking for ways to connect with the one being cared for. Music is one of those ways that can combine motor skills, brain activity, memories and verbalization, all in one.

Mayo Clinic: Research suggests that listening to or singing music 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. READ MORE

* “Music Therapy” describes a specific set of treatment protocols that are provided by a trained Music Therapist. To find a certified therapist click this link:http://www.cbmt.org

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easy- simple-music-player-dementia-Alzheimers-seniors-SMPL Simple Music Player

Pre-loaded MP3 music player for the elderly!

Price: $149.99

one-button-dementia-radio One Button Radio

A new innovation designed to offer an easy way to listen to your favorite radio station!

Price: $129.00

classic oldies songs - on flash drive 125 Golden Oldies Songs - MP3 Playlist

Just plug in this flash drive and listen to all your beloved Oldies classics!

Price: $95.00

music-player-and-oldies-flash-drive-duo Music Duo

Bring the gift of music to your loved ones!!!

Price: $249.99

easy-large button-simple-MP3-music-player-and-radio-dementia-Alzheimer's-seniors-SMPL Simple Music Player w/ One Button Radio

Radio + Loaded w/ Songs or Add Your Own!

Price: $149.99
simple-two-button-dementia-music-player-christian-hymns-tim-harper-easy-music-for-Alzheimers Little Church Simple Music Box Player | Christian Hymns

Includes over 1 hr of Hymns by Tim Harper!

Price: $69.99

music-player Music Player - Just Like New

A preloaded MP3 Player for the elderly!

Price: $159.99

therapeutic-music-care-dvd Therapeutic Music Care DVD

A soothing & comforting visual experience for Alzheimer's patients!

Price: $24.95
headphones for seniors and elderly Headphones for Seniors

Exceptional sound quality & lightweight design for seniors!

Price: $19.95

songs-of-faith-cd-and-songbook Songs of Faith CD and Songbook

Songs of Faith CD and Songbook

Price: $19.95

sing-along-dvds Old Standards Sing Along Songs - DVDs

Music therapy sing along for an uplifting experience

Price: $25.95

chair-exercise-dvds Chair Exercise DVDs

Combination of safe exercise with the uplifting entertainment of dance!

Price: $35.95

music-for-alzheimers Music For Alzheimers

Set Includes Hours Of Great Musical Classics!!

Price: $59.95
therapeutic-music-care-cds Therapeutic Music Care CDs

A soothing & comforting experience!

Price: $106.95
memories-the-songs-and-spirit-of-christmas Memories:The Songs and Spirit of Christmas

Soothing music therapy Christmas standards!

Price: $29.95
memories in song Memories In Song

See the light come back in your loved ones eyes!

Price: $39.95

music care conversation cards Music Conversation Cards

Initiate conversations through music!

Price: $34.95

If you'd like to apply music therapy to help a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease, consider these tips:

  • Think about your loved one's preferences. What kind of music does your loved one enjoy? What music evokes memories of happy times in his or her life? Involve family and friends by asking them to suggest songs or make playlists.
  • Set the mood. To calm your loved one during mealtime or a morning hygiene routine, play music or sing a song that's soothing. When you'd like to boost your loved one's mood, use faster paced music.
  • Avoid overstimulation. When playing music, eliminate competing noises. Turn off the TV. Shut the door. Set the volume based on your loved one's hearing ability. Opt for music that isn't interrupted by commercials, which can cause confusion.
  • Encourage movement. Help your loved one to clap along or tap his or her feet to the beat. If possible, dance with your loved one.
  • Pay attention to your loved one's response. If your loved one seems to enjoy particular songs, play them often. If your loved one reacts negatively to a particular song or type of music, choose something else.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on CNN when explaining the complexity of the brain and how it relates to the music that, "We find that when someone is asked to sing a song, for example, after a brain injury, how many different parts of the brain get utilized. First, you've got to remember the words to that song, and then you've got to carry those words across from one side of the brain to the other, to allow someone to actually begin to say those words. Then you've got to carry a tune. That requires messages going across the middle of the brain as well, and then sometimes you can stand up and do some moves with the music and that can reestablish rhythm." Read more from WDTV.COM...