The power of music to unlock memories is a universal experience for all of us. When we engage in some activities, specific neural networks are activated, but when we listen to music, we engage all parts of our brain. Being saved in pockets all over the brain like confetti, music tied to memories remain with us well into our twilight years. Music therapy can be a way for people living with dementia to remember past memories. Love, loss, happiness and romance, can all be remembered in the playing of a song. Music can shift mood, manage stress and stimulate positive interactions. Aged care facilities report that residents are happier, more engaged, and much calmer with the use of music therapy and that staff are able to create more meaningful relationships with patients. Combining music with art therapy can further enrich the experience.
This 1950's music reminiscence craft combines creating with music. Create and paint your own printable and play the corresponding play list for best results! www.speckled.com.au/printables