Bridget Hom, Community Relations Manager for Assisting Hands Palm Beach, brings an afternoon of songs and fun to Consulate Health Care of West Palm Beach. Residents responded with joy to songs from the American standards of the 1940’s.
Residents also enjoyed a refreshing bowl of watermelon, courtesy of Assisting Hands Palm Beach.
Marina Ramirez, owner of Assisting Hands Palm Beach, also joined in the fun!
With Alzheimer’s patients, music offers a variety of benefits at each stage of the disease, particularly in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, when patients may disconnect from anything happening around them and experience an inability to communicate and connect with others verbally.
Studies show music therapy improves a patient’s focus, improves their ability to communicate with those close to them and may lower the dependence on psychiatric drugs. With Alzheimer’s patients, music offers a variety of benefits at each stage of the disease.
A visible change often takes place when Alzheimer’s patients hear music. They may perk up and take a renewed interest in their surroundings. Upon hearing music they might sing, make rhythmic movements or clap their hands.
Music popular when a person was between the ages of 18 and 25 often promotes the most positive response. However, typical childhood songs are also effective.
So, pick up a record and enjoy!
Do you have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Assisting Hands Palm Beach to learn how our Alzheimer’s Home Care services can help you and your loved one.