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When Language Fails in Dementia, Use Music, Rhythm & Movement -- Teepa Snow Care Video: Teepa Snow shows caregivers what to do in middle-to-advanced dementia, where communication & language are diminished. Watch her explain the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.

In his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks devotes a chapter to the therapeutic role of music with people suffering from Alzheimer's. He writes of watching people with advanced dementia respond to songs that bring back memories that had seemed lost to them: "Faces assumed expressions as the old music is recognized and its emotional power felt. One of two people, perhaps, starts to sing along, others join them and soon the entire group--many of them virtually…

from Golden Carers

How to Plan Music Activities for Dementia Care

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

A story by CNN about a "village" in the Netherlands where all of its residents have dementia. Outsiders are not allowed unless visiting to make the place safer and it is exactly like a real town but contained. The community is compared to the "Truman Show" where Jim Carry plays a role of a person in a town where he thought was real.

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Top Alzheimer's & Dementia Books for Caregivers

We’ve compiled a list of the top books about Alzheimer’s for caregivers on ways to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with memory loss.

This is a sensory blanket. We have a family member suffering from advanced dementia, and this is the second blanket I've made for her.  The first one was the size of a cot blanket, whereas this one...

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from Golden Carers

How to Plan Music Activities for Dementia Care

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.