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Tuesday, Jan. 26th 2021

Senior Retirement Residence in Kansas City Offers Music Therapy in Dementia Treatment

A senior retirement residence in Kansas City offers music therapy to people diagnosed with dementia. Most people enjoy music, but it can actually make a significant difference in people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In fact, healthcare providers have been using music therapy to promote memory and a sense of self in the treatment of older adults with dementia for more than 25 years.

Music therapy has been found to be particularly beneficial for older adults with various types of dementia. Whether with individuals or groups, caregivers and therapists use musical expression to evoke memories, feelings, and sensations in seniors. Music has a close relationship with a person’s inner feelings that are so strong, they’re meaningful even for people with complete memory loss.

Listening to music provides ways to employ cognitive skills to avoid losing them, and often rejuvenates skills learned in the past. In fact, music therapy improves the overall physical and mental wellbeing of dementia patients, including the following:

  • Memory recall;
  • Positive changes in moods and emotional states;
  • Sense of control over life, strengthening coping skills;
  • Relieves stress and symptoms of anxiety;
  • Stimulation that promotes interest even when other approaches are ineffective;
  • Promotes rhythmic and continuous movement;
  • Enhances vocal fluency;
  • Encourages emotional expression, and more.

Since dementia is a degenerative condition, expressing basic needs and being understood can become problematic and lead to a complicated feeling of isolation. Using songs in a therapy setting promotes communication, and offers a communicative structure, stimulates and regulates, and enables dialogue.

Music therapy at Clover Care Home Senior Retirement Residence in Kansas City can promote communication between therapists and residents. Seniors with dementia are able to express themselves and recall memories sparked by music, giving seniors an even greater quality of life by empowering them to emerge from the isolation imposed by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

If you are considering a senior retirement residence in Kansas City for your loved one, we invite you to get in touch today, meet with our staff and learn more about our many life enrichment opportunities such as music therapy, Pets for Life, Cooking classes, and more.

Clover Care Home

913-991-2605


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