Music Therapy for Dementia & Alzheimer's
Music therapy products work synergistically for patients with Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss. These music products can be used by caregivers or by a 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.
Caregivers use music therapy as one of their tools to comfort and care for those with dementia. Our Music Player is simple to use and retro in style. It is pre-loaded with over 40 hits of yesteryear, and is capable of playing your own MP3s, including Audio Books, Bible verses or hymns. At memory care facilities, professional caregivers working with music for Alzheimer's patients love our selection of CD's as they are created by music therapy professionals. We also offer a one button radio with no dials for those who have a favorite radio station.
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 how music can impact 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 multiple CD selections that include Gospel and Christmas themes.
* “Music Therapy” describes a specific set of treatment protocols that are provided by a trained Music Therapist. To find a certified therapist click HERE