The Power of Music in Caregiving

  • Identify music that’s familiar and enjoyable to the person.
  • Choose a source of music that is not interrupted by commercials, which can cause confusion.
  • Use music to set the mood you want. For example, a tranquil piece of music can help create a calm environment, while a faster paced song from someone’s childhood may boost spirits and evoke a happy memory.
  • Encourage movement (clapping and dancing)
  • Avoid sensory overload by making sure music isn’t too loud and there are not competing noises. Pay attention to your loved one’s response and reaction to the music.

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