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How to Use Music as Therapy in Older Adults | Qualicare North York

How to Use Music as Therapy in Older Adults | Qualicare North York

Was your loved one recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? Our in-home care providers at Qualicare - North York wants you to know the power music can have on your loved one’s memory, even after a dementia diagnosis.

Why Music Therapy?

Music therapy has been known to help improve the quality of life for many people, especially those diagnosed with dementia.

Benefits of music therapy include:

  • Improved Cognitive Skills
  • Enhanced Physical Skills
  • Increased Social Skills
  • Better Speech Skills
  • Stress Reduction

With the worry of dementia taking control over a loved one’s memory, music therapy can help to evoke many memories in your loved one. Particularly songs from his or her earlier years, music can help you to stay connected with your loved one for years after the Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Therefore, start adding music therapy into your every day routine.

The next time you can spend a moment with your loved one, use the hour to play music he or she enjoys.

Better yet, if your loved one is mobile, dance to his or her favorite songs. Not only will the music help to improve his or her happiness, it will also be a good cardio workout for you and your loved one to get moving.

In addition, get out of the house when able to attend a concert by your loved one’s favorite artist. Being out with people and socializing while listening to a favorite band can help to lower your loved one’s risk of dementia, as well as improve his or her quality of life!

Our in-home care providers at Qualicare – North York want you to know that you are not alone when it comes to caring for your loved one with dementia. Contact us today to learn how we can help offer Alzheimer’s care to not only your loved one, but to the entire family too!