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Music therapy for dementia and individuals with Alzheimer's is so very beneficial. It can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Changes in the Brain in Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
This is a form of reminisce therapy. Connecting with the past gives validation and comfort to the person with dementia. Utilize spared capabilities and engage the person using long term memory. This does not place demands on short term memory and is an enjoyable and meaningful activity.
Our brain changes as we age, but did you now that mental decline can begin as early as age 45? Explore what changes your brain goes through as you get older, and how you can keep your mind sharper, longer.
Memories In The Making is an art program designed for people with Alzheimer's disease. The program was created by the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This book will provide the information needed to facilitate small and medium sized groups, as well as to work with an individual at home.