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Piano keyboardMusic allows patients who are normally shut off from the world to participate in enjoyable activities and connect with loved ones. It may also sooth agitation and smooth out other behavioral issues.

 Music Has Power

I’ve read several articles recently about the connection between music and Alzheimer’s patients, and all of them agree that music has power. An article on the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website states that “[music] can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of the disease.” It goes on to explain how music allows patients who are normally shut off from the world to connect with loved ones and to participate in enjoyable activities. Music is also a valuable tool in managing agitation and other behavioral issues.

 Connection

Music was always important to Mom. As a child one of her greatest joys was playing guitar and singing in church and at family gatherings. In later years, social anxieties and physical infirmities made her give up some of her music, but she still enjoyed congregational singing and occasional family songfests.

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Blessings,

Linda

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