Alzheimer’s/dementia and other loved ones suffering from many health issues will find comfort in music therapy. Many of you may have had medical tests yourself where music was used to calm your anxiousness. The power of music has inspired, supported, entertained, and soothed many souls throughout the history of humanity.
Music can rekindle one’s life memories. The songs from lullabies, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood all reside in our brains. When you hear certain songs, you are transported back to a specific time in your life. This memory is so strong that it can awaken a memory from a particular day; now, this is powerful.
This same ability of recognition lives in your loved one’s mind. Although their brain is dying, there is still a worthy life inside that wants to come out to experience joy and the feeling of love.
The intense power of music can rekindle memories, even if momentarily, for those who have lost their “living” life. Knowing that music has the power, it only seems sensible to give loved ones what they need to help along their journey in a more peaceful and content way. Giving music back to them has great potential to provide them with the happiness they so deserve.
Music has provided the ability to reduce the constant use of anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety drugs. Providing music not only brings joy but also helps reduce stress. Many Alzheimer’s/dementia patients and others in compromised states are given medications against their wishes; cutting back on drugs and providing music can enhance their lives.
10 Benefits of Music and Memory® – a musical life is a story of your loved one’s memories
Music is beautiful, powerful, and can reconnect our minds to our pasts. Although the brain is dying in Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, the last area of the brain to lose its ability to function is where our music memories live. This knowledge allows reconnecting individuals with their past lives when the living was good. This is a step forward. By bringing Music and Memory® to more individuals, families can enjoy more time together in their last years. The memories that music can evoke will not cure the problem, but it can provide a better life. Seeing these individuals happy may bring them more visitors. Many family members find it too difficult to visit their loved ones. Music can bridge this problem where loved ones can enjoy their memories of the good times, even if only for the time being. More research is being conducted; one day, there may be a way to reverse or prevent these conditions.
We can help bridge the gap to a better tomorrow for your loved ones.
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