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How to Plan Music Activities for Dementia Care

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

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How to Plan Music Activities for Dementia Care

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

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When Language Fails in Dementia, Use Music, Rhythm & Movement : Teepa Snow shows caregivers what to do in middle-to-advanced dementia, where communication & language are diminished. Watch her explain the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.

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Eliminate gout, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain FAST with 3 natural home remedies - NaturalNews.com

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MS is not Dementia, but there are similarities

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Words fail us: dementia and the arts

Details from William Utermohlen’s self-portraits, the first, made in 1967, the rest from 1996 the year following his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, to 2000, charting his decline. Photograph: Images courtesy of the artist’s estate and GVArt Gallery, London

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Learning to Speak Alzheimer's

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Namaste Care: A Special Program for People with Advanced Dementia: Amazon.co.uk: Joyce Simard: Books

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In his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks devotes a chapter to the therapeutic role of music with people suffering from Alzheimer's. He writes of watching people with advanced dementia respond to songs that bring back memories that had seemed lost to them: "Faces assumed expressions as the old music is recognized and its emotional power felt. One of two people, perhaps, starts to sing along, others join them and soon the entire group--many of them virtually…

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