Regardless of your age, we have all experienced music’s ability to create excitement and happiness, evoke memories of the past, and provide comfort and joy. It also impacts health, especially in the elderly.
When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.
The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.