This breakthrough method in temporarily restoring brain connections has been sweeping the planet. Music has had a proven and undeniably swift effect on improving the health of most patients afflicted with a dementia-related disease. Whether the patient can sing well or not is a moot point.... when any musical memory comes up, new neural pathways are created in the brain. Though this is, admittedly, perhaps a temporary "e;fix"e; for these diseases, it can created new quality time; both for the patient, and the time shared with loved ones and/or care givers. This book is also a suggested source for caregivers, themselves. Music is a source of joy for humans. For patients with dementia, who lose the ability to enjoy many of their former activities, music can have a special role in connecting them to pleasant memories, feelings of happiness, and humanity. Music reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and agitation among patients with dementia, which can also help their caregivers. We don't have many treatments for that are as safe and spirit-affirming as music, so it is a therapy that is almost always worth trying. I am delighted that Cheryl Hodge, a brilliant jazz musician, is offering this program to persons experiencing dementia and their caregivers. I strongly recommend this program. Enjoy!
Alzheimers, Dementia and the Healing Power of Music
Singalong Therapy (A Workbook With Mp3s)