Have you ever sang at the top of your lungs with your favorite music blasting on the radio? It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t. But it may have been a while.
Older adults living at home or in a senior living community often face health challenges. Memory loss from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, depression and physical ailments can make it hard to enjoy the gifts of music.
Let’s look at how music can enrich your loved one’s mind, body and overall well-being.
Music for the mind
Ever forget your car keys, phone or the reason you walk into a room? Imagine how downright scary it can be when memory loss is a constant companion. For people who suffer from memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s and other cognitive decline, there is a growing body of research that shows that memory loss can be reduced by listening to music.
Remembering familiar music and related events is one of the few areas spared by dementia.
Uplifts mood and relieves stress
Research shows that music can lower depression,
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