Music lifts the heart, makes us cry, and reminds us of special times in our lives. We also know that music doesn't leave us, even when other memories may fade. At Among Friends, music is an important part of every day we meet.
Researchers and practice show that music has positive effects physically, psychologically, and emotionally on people with memory loss. According to dementiauk.org, music can affect people with dementia positively in the following ways:
helping them to express their feelings and ideas
prompting them to recall events or moments from their lives
helping them to share a story from their past associated with a song
encouraging them to dance or move with the music
engaging in group singing or playing musical instruments
reducing stress and anxiety
Music, recent studies have shown, can positively affect people with dementia. Again, from dementia.org, music can
reduce heart rate and blood pressure
trigger endorphins (feel-good hormones), which could lessen anxiety, agitation, and depression
improve attention, cognition, memory, and communication skills
Come dance and sing with us at Among Friends every Tuesday from 9 am until 3 pm. Contact us at (715) 293-2561, firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form on this website.