Music for Alzheimer's
patients have been using music to help with memory care for many
decades now. Alzheimer's patients especially, respond to
the music of their courting years. Music brings smiles to their
faces, songs to their lips, and healing to their minds and bodies.
Both well elderly and frail elderly often respond to music of their era,
when nothing else seems to affect them.
Alzheimer's or other dementias often begin to smile, sing along, tap
their toes or nod their heads when favorite music is played. The
memories that are retrieved by this music bring happiness and a few
moments of feeling connected with friends and family. Some
patients have actually been know to get up and start dancing!
that after a music session or a music therapy session, Alzheimer's patients eat
better, sleep better and are less combative. Caregivers say that
they enjoy the music too and often feel calmer after a live or a CD
music therapy session. For this reason, researchers have been
investigating the psycho-physiological benefits of music for Alzheimer's
patients and all of the studies show many numerous benefits, ranging
from less anxiety, depression and combativeness to improved immune
system, improved social skills and less need for medications for sleep
Cash has conducted clinical research on the use of music with
Alzheimer's patients, documenting the fact that, even when other
awareness of family and friends are gone, many patients can still hear
and recognize the music of their "courting Years." For this
reason, Dr. Cash has recorded over 20 tracks of music from the late
1890's through the 1930's. Even if this music isn't from your
courting years, you'll probably recognize many of the old favorites.
This CD will be enjoyed by anyone looking for some relaxing piano music,
performed by a concert pianist.
"Dr. Cash, thank you so much for your wonderful piano renditions of
these old favorite songs! My 93 year old father listens to it every
day and says he'd like to have more like this! You have brought him
hours and hours of enjoyment, relaxation, and pure pleasure. He
says it's the best gift he's gotten in a long time!" Paula Berry,
Ph.D., Louisville, KY.
"Alice, I can't tell you how much all
of our patients here love your CD and ask for it every day!
Sometimes they'll take turns standing up and soloing on different
ones like "Ain't She Sweet" or "Jeepers, Creepers." It makes
my work easier and the day goes faster...I do hope you'll make more
like this one...we love it! Nonie Hudnall, Spartanburg, S.C.
Music for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
- Memory Lane
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Tip-Toe Through the Tulips
- There's a Long Long Trail
- Shanty Town
- Till We Meet Again
- When Day is Done
- You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
- Jeepers Creepers
- In the Good Old Summer Time
- By the Light of the Silvery Moon
- Just a Song at Twilight
- Hello My Baby
- In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
- In My Merry Oldsmobile
- I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
- Tea for Two
- Pretty Baby
- By the Sea
- My Buddy
- School Days
- Moonlight Bay
- If You Were the Only Girl in the World
zipped file size: 5.92 mb
Note: The mp3
download will need to be "unzipped" with
WinZip or a similar
At 5.92 mb, we recommend you have a DSL/Broadband Internet connection.
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