With how much positive press and research surrounding the benefit music can bring to people with dementia, it came as somewhat of a shock to me to find there had never been a nationwide study of the Music & Memory program — until now.
Playing music too loud, or even just in the background too much, could impede seniors' ability to remember simple concepts, including names.
David Lee Roth, best known for being the theatrical frontman of the rock band Van Halen, is a decision-making genius whom long-term care providers can learn a lot from.
The positive benefits of music for the frail elderly abound in medical literature, but new research suggests music that is too loud may be more harmful than helpful.
Nursing home residents might get more enjoyment and therapeutic value out of music if they change hearing aid settings, recently published findings suggest.
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.
Like many bad habits, the overuse of antipsychotics is not going down without a fight. Still, there are reasons for long-term optimism.
Is your community staying competitive with new changes in resident entertainment? There are ways to use music to increase the happiness of your residents.
Live entertainment can add to resident care and should be considered a priority. Running an effective entertainment program requires knowledge of the basics.
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?
Lifelong musical training — particularly when continued late in life — can help overcome age-related hearing loss, a new study finds.
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 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 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.
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.
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.