As Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care authorities tell us, communicating with a loved one with memory loss can be quite a challenge. Your loved one with memory loss can have a hard time understanding you, and you may have difficulty understanding what they are trying to communicate to you.
We’ve all experienced the powerful influence of music in our lives. After a long and stressful day at work, it can be calming and relaxing. When we are tired and lethargic, it can provide a “pick me up” that provides an energy boost. Music can inspire us to new heights, bring tears to our eyes and trigger a wide range of human emotions. It appears that music can also help soothe the savage beast of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.