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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
* “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