Music plays an important part of our daily life. It evokes memories and emotions and at times, stops us in our tracks when a piece of music triggers a special moment in our life.
We use music as a powerful tool in so many aspects of our lives. Athletes use it to motivate them when training for a big competition, we play it calm us and help us meditate but most of all for pure enjoyment and fun.
It is widely acknowledged that music plays a key part in supporting people living with dementia, whether at home or living in a residential home. Recent studies show how music is used to encourage mobility and helping people who are distressed and experiencing a high level of anxiety.
Pesonalised play lists are a great way to interact and care for people. Linking these with photographs can start some great conversations.
What are your experiences of using music when caring for a loved one with or without dementia?