Music and Aging: Five Ways Music Can Improve the Lives of Dallas Seniors
It is paramount that aging loved ones are able to maintain both their independence and overall sense of well-being. Music is one highly useful tool that can help them do both. Music can be used to help seniors:
Cultivate feelings of vitality and youthfulness
While experts are admittedly unable to say exactly why music has such a healing and positive influence on seniors, there is much evidence to support such a correlation. For this reason, we use music as one of the many tools in our repository of senior care Dallas TX services here at Always Best Care. As a part of senior companionship care, music can be used:
As therapy for Alzheimer’s patients
Music can be used to manage Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as one recent University of Miami School of Medicine study has shown. Researchers found that music therapy is an effective tool that helps to improve the mood and general disposition of seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
To boost physical activity
Be it walking briskly, or dancing, music is the perfect complement to any exercise routine. Adding music to workouts makes them more enjoyable and easier to get through.
To treat irritability, anxiety and depression
The tempo of music can significantly impact the mood of seniors. A slower tempo is effective in reducing feelings of anxiety and being irritable, while music with a faster tempo can be used to fight loneliness, depression and fatigue by elevating the senior’s mood.
To enhance social interaction(s)
Music can be used as common ground for discussions and other meaningful interactions, and in this way, can make seniors more sociable. Music, as enjoyed through concerts, can also serve as a fun activity that seniors can engage in.
To improve communication
Listening to music, singing, and playing a musical instrument, have all been shown to stem the decline in language skills, while simultaneously improving cognition, speech, and effective communication.
More About Always Best Care Dallas TX Services
Here at Always Best Care in Dallas TX, we offer a wide range of companionship care services. These services include the professional level in-home care Dallas TX seniors can rely on and assisted living Dallas TX companionship services, among others. Music therapy, as described above, is just one of the many tools we use when delivering services to help improve the lives of your senior loved ones. To learn more about other Always Best Care’s elderly care Dallas TX services, contact Marcus via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (972) 739-8886 to ask him how we can assist in helping your senior loved one make the most of his or her golden years.