We are happy to announce that MCH is Music and Memory Certified!
Very soon we will be creating personalized music playlists to our residents using Ipods.
As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or the hits that were popular in our teen years, music is profoundly linked to personal memories. In fact, our brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory!
Music and Memory is all about bringing joy into the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia and a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments.
Some of the Benefits of Personalized Music:
- It is a way to give pleasure to persons with advanced dementia – often times the most difficult to reach.
- Individuals are more cooperative, attentive, and willing to accept care.
- Their brighter moods boost staff moral and enable care to be more person-centered.
- Because individuals are calmer and less agitated, sundowning (confusion and restlessness) is often reduced or eliminated.
Stay tuned to hear more about the Music and Memory program in upcoming weeks. Let’s work together to help bring personalized music to our residents here at MCH!