Record delivery man Bob Knutson doesn't have any training in music or music therapy. For many years, he didn't even have an especially good ear for it, much less a passion.
How can we provide our residents the compassion and care needed for their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being at the end of life? Bring them, or surround them with, music.
Music therapy is in the news a lot lately, and there's a reason for that: it works.
My love of specific types of Christmas music is one of the reasons I was thrilled to see a new case study once again showing the positive impact of personalized music playlists for residents in long-term care facilities.
Cataract surgery, singing can improve quality of life and cognitive ability of Alzheimer's patients, studies findJuly 15, 2014
Cataract surgery improves cognition and singing familiar songs improves communication skills in people with dementia, according to recently announced research findings.
While idly watching the Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday night, I tried to keep a mostly apathetic eye on various social media networks. It was here that I learned — among other pretty useless information — that an awful lot of young people have no idea who Paul McCartney is.
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.