Alzheimer’s/dementia is a distressing disease to witness and very difficult on patients. Music therapy is a unique way to alleviate some of the devastation of watching a loved one lose their memory. By providing familiar and preferred music we can tap into memory in a way completely different from normal verbal communication. Individuals who have trouble remembering who or where they are will respond to and engage in music in a way that is surprising and joyful
Music therapy provides opportunities for live, interactive music participation in a one on one or group setting. Additionally, families and loved ones can be included in music therapy sessions and participate actively in this gently supportive experience, and be able to embrace, for a moment in time, the person they know and love.