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…

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…

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Beatitudes Campus.org.  Palliative-care-for-advanced-dementia-adopting-a-culture-of-comfort by ossmc via Slideshare.  WATCH

Beatitudes Campus.org. Palliative-care-for-advanced-dementia-adopting-a-culture-of-comfort by ossmc via Slideshare. WATCH

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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.

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.

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GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog: Do Not Hospitalize orders for nursing home residents with advanced dementia

GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog: Do Not Hospitalize orders for nursing home residents with advanced dementia

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...

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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LOVE THIS... download Kathleen' Downie's guide for developing an art-based education program for people with moderate to advanced dementia...

LOVE THIS... download Kathleen' Downie's guide for developing an art-based education program for people with moderate to advanced dementia...

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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...

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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Teepa Snow Video: Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profo...

Teepa Snow Video: Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profo...

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19th century cranium with caries sicca caused by the gummatous lesions of syphilis. This is an extreme example of tertiary syphilis (neurosyphilis). Pitted lesions erode, heal and scar over many years and infection of the brain and other parts of the body along with advanced dementia would have also occurred.

19th century cranium with caries sicca caused by the gummatous lesions of syphilis. This is an extreme example of tertiary syphilis (neurosyphilis). Pitted lesions erode, heal and scar over many years and infection of the brain and other parts of the body along with advanced dementia would have also occurred.

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