As the Babyboomers age, more and more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Although it is far from inevitable, it is also happening to people every day and is being diagnosed earlier and earlier. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, music is one of the few interventions that actually can make a big difference.
For over 20 years I have played the piano for Alzheimer’s patients in both group settings and for individuals in their homes. The results have been nothing short of amazing as people who are depressed and despondent suddenly recognize a familiar song and begin to smile, relax and even sing along.
Numerous studies have been done using music with Alzheimer’s patients that have tracked the cognitive decline while documenting that even after patients no longer recognize friends and family nor remember where they are or the facts of their lives, they can still hear the music of their “courting years” and enjoy singing along with peers or even alone.
I want to offer all of my readers a special deal on my Alzheimer’s products, including the cordless headphones, programmed with the Alzheimer’s music, and other CD’s, book and tape! Please let me know if I can help you or advise you on help with a friend of family member with this diagnosis.