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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 want 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 quality of life for many people, especially those diagnosed with dementia.

Benefits of music therapyinclude:

  • 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 when you play 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 everyday routine. The next time you can spend a moment with your loved one, use the time 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 improve his or her happiness, but it will also be a good cardio workout for you and your loved one!

In addition, get out of the house when able to attend concerts and other musical events. Being out with people and socializing while listening to music can help improve your loved one’s quality of life.

Our in-home care providers at Qualicare – North Yorkwant you to know that you are not alone when it comes to caring for a loved one with dementia. Contact us today to learn about the care we offer to those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, along with support for their loved ones.