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Adjust residents' hearing aids before they listen to music, researcher advises

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Nursing home residents might get more enjoyment and therapeutic value out of music if they change hearing aid settings, recently published findings suggest.

Amazing Grace Superstar: The great question of sacred or show-tune music

Amazing Grace Superstar: The great question of sacred or show-tune music

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Nothing is clear these days — in long-term care or life. Everything's brutally ambiguous. We're living an endless good-news, bad-news life loop, where all the things we think are good for us will eventually also prove our demise. Coffee. Chocolate. Wine. They're our salvation, and our downfall, so it's impossible to know what to think or do. About anything.

Reducing antipsychotics one resident at a time

Reducing antipsychotics one resident at a time

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Like many bad habits, the overuse of antipsychotics is not going down without a fight. Still, there are reasons for long-term optimism.

The day the music died

The day the music died

Is your community staying competitive with new changes in resident entertainment? There are ways to use music to increase the happiness of your residents.

Music a vital element in enhancing resident experience

Music a vital element in enhancing resident experience

Live entertainment can add to resident care and should be considered a priority. Running an effective entertainment program requires knowledge of the basics.

Tapping the power of therapeutic music in long-term care

Tapping the power of therapeutic music in long-term care

You know the music you love personally, and how listening to a certain song makes you feel. But how can you tap the power of music to simultaneously enhance the lives of the many people in your and your team's care?

Musical training heads off age-related hearing difficulties, study finds

Lifelong musical training — particularly when continued late in life — can help overcome age-related hearing loss, a new study finds.

Will music improve MDS 3.0 scores?

Will music improve MDS 3.0 scores?

Using iPods to reconnect long-term care residents with their favorite music is a simple intervention with great upside potential and no side effects. They're an inexpensive tool that can have a positive impact on resident quality of life, which, in turn, should be reflected in an important subset of MDS 3.0 scores.

Dancing with your stars

Dancing with your stars

Dancing is a powerful way for older adults to escape physical, mental and emotional challenges, and feel joy. And anyone—even those in wheelchairs—can do it.

Music: The language of well-being

Music: The language of well-being

Music can have a profound impact on long-term care residents with cognitive impairment. It triggers memories, improves mood and sparks a feeling of of connection with others.

Name that tune: Alzheimer's patients more easily recall new information when it is sung to them

It has been said that music has charms to soothe the savage beast. Now, research shows it also may have the power to help Alzheimer's patients remember new information.

Music and the mind: Using an iPod to treat Alzheimer's

Music and the mind: Using an iPod to treat Alzheimer's

The popular music device known as the iPod is a great way to help trigger memories and improve functioning in people with Alzheimer's disease.

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