Happy Holidays everyone! Did you sing or put music on for your loved one?
Hello and happy holidays everyone, I wanted to share something in hopes someone might try it who hasnt. My Mom is in late stages of dementia/alz. She cant walk but with help sometimes about 10' she can, she cannot speak well, is incontinent, really doesnt know me, and had 2 strokes last year.
What a surprise it was to us when we started with the Christmas music. Her hands and feet start tapping, she is all smiles and she starts singing/humming the tune when we stop. Amazing what is in her little brain still. I remember seeing that special on TV and it explained how alz patients listen to music using a different part of the brain. We can start with "dashing thru the snow" and wait and she will hum the rest of the song! Alot of times I sing my regular word/short sentences s to her now and she brightens up and understands a lot more. I Just wanted to share, Happy Holidays to all of you and remember, wat least can shop online as we are mostly housebound being caregivers! LOL