Easy-To-Use Music Players for Dementia Patients
Simple to use, large-labeled buttons radios/music players are the best choice for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.
Music Therapy for Dementia Improves
- Quality of life
- Ability to communicate
- Connection to others and environment
- Interest in surroundings
- Responses to rhythm
- Body to brain commands to clap, sway, hum, sing, or dance
- Brain function affecting mood, senses of sight, sound, hearing, and touch
Music therapy works best if you select music from the individual’s past–that is popular music from age 18-25–and use quick tempo to motivate action/staying awake and slow music for soothing.
It is important to respect music preferences. Play music at a comfortable volume and at appropriate times.