New Scientific Study Supports the Use of Singing as Therapy for Seniors
Seniors can benefit significantly from singing as a part of music therapy sessions, a new study published in the ‘Music Perception’ journal indicates. Carried out by researchers at George Washington University (GWU), the study found that although music therapy, in general, helped to successfully improve memory and treat neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, singing, in particular, was even more so powerful. In addition, singing was shown to help improve seniors’ overall mood, as well as their ability to communicate more effectively, by improving their ability to enunciate and project while speaking. Below are three specific ways in which specifically including singing as a part of our senior care Dallas TX companionship therapy can benefit seniors.
How Always Best Care’s Assisted Living Dallas TX Singing Therapy Options Can Help Seniors
- Increased self-confidence
A loss of confidence is not uncommon among seniors who are doing their best to navigate the physical and emotional changes that come with aging. Singing therapy sessions can help change this as seniors are likely to experience elevated moods and feeling better about themselves after completing a session. This is as singing stimulates the center of the brain dealing with emotional wellness.
- Help Them Enjoy an Improved Physical Condition
Singing therapy sessions have been shown to improve eyesight, breathing and posture in seniors over time, making singing therapy beneficial for both their physical and emotional well-being. This improvement in total wellness from having regular singing sessions is likely to help reduce the number of hospital visits over time.
- Enjoying Social Connection
Group singing is a great way to combine the benefits of Always Best Care’s singing therapy options with much-needed socialization and fellowship for seniors. This is especially true in light of the fact that seniors have fewer options for socializing and fellowship as they age. Connection with others in this meaningful way can also further add to seniors’ feelings of confidence and usefulness.
For more information about Always Best Care’s in-home care Dallas TX services or other elderly care Dallas TX companion care options, contact Marcus Gardner at (972) 739-8886 or by email at [email protected]. A member of our caregiving team will be happy to assist you.