Music Unlocks Memories
We all know that sometimes when we hear a song, it recalls an event or time in our life. It is no different for the person living with dementia. Music can make us smile, laugh, cry and dance and for many is part of their daily life, whether it is listening, singing, or playing an instrument.
Why music helps
The benefits of music can be felt by us all. Music is fundamental to the experience of being human. These benefits have been well researched and documented over many years.
1) Activate areas of the brain related to emotions, memory, and communication.
2) Can help to get us moving.
3) Can help to produce hormones that are good for our wellbeing.
4) Can help us to communicate feelings or topics that are difficult to talk about.
If you would like to know more about the research on music and the benefits to our health and mind, click here
Our Music Nurture Program can be funded through NDIS and Home Care Packages. A trained Therapy Assistant with a musical background can provide one-to-one sessions as part of your therapy plan. We also provide music groups for those who wish to participate. If you would like to access the program please contact us to discuss your needs.
“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen