Our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare – Big Sky wants you to learn more about how music therapy can help to improve cognitive skills in your loved one, especially if he or she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Benefits of Music Therapy
After your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, one of the first worries is usually regarding how your loved one will one day forget you, himself/herself, and other moments in life. However, with music therapy, not every memory has to be lost.
When certain songs are played over the radio, do you ever feel as though you go back in time to when you first heard that song? Or, perhaps particularly people pop into your mind because that song was playing while you were younger and hanging out with friends. It is those same triggers that are brought about through music therapy even in a loved one’s brain suffering from dementia.
Songs from a loved one’s childhood can evoke a positive reaction in your loved one and help him or her to communicate emotion with you. This can make a world of difference in your loved one’s quality of life because music is one of the lasting abilities in our loved one. As a result, music can help a loved one with dementia regain some memory when other things cannot.
The bonus of music therapy is that the music doesn’t even necessarily need to be a song your loved one is familiar with from childhood or young adulthood. Music, in general, can help your loved one in improving his or her quality of life, as well as help to better connect him or her with other family members when your loved one begins to find it difficult to communicate.
Discover how the in-home care providers at Qualicare – Big Sky can help to improve the quality of care provided to your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis doesn’t have to mean the living needs to stop.