The power and importance music plays in dementia care is widely known. But knowing how to harness the power and properly apply music isn’t.
In this dementia care class, professional musician and dementia-care trainer Mary Sue Wilkinson teaches us how to get the most out of music therapy and utilize it to enrich the lives of our loved ones who are living with dementia.
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Music for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
During this class, you will learn how to:
- Connect and awaken memories by choosing the right music for each individual
- Relieve boredom by encouraging and supporting active involvement
- Promote health and decrease restlessness with simple music and movement activities
- Ease activities of daily living by using familiar songs in simple and practical ways
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As discussed during class, to help you continue your educational process, here are the resources we mentioned:
- 6 Easy Ways to Take Music from Entertainment to Engagement in Dementia Care – Mary Sue’s instantly popular article she wrote just for you as a member of the Together in This audience
- Five Powerful Reasons to Use Music in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – a short video by Mary Sue
Related Content: Library of past classes
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On Wednesday, October 12th, Susan Macaulay and Mike Good continued the conversation on this topic as part of the Together in This Dementia Conversations series (click below to visit the replay page):
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