Home Instead Senior Care’s musical campaign #SongsToRemember is about highlighting the benefits singing and music has on people living with dementia. We look after thousands of older people at home and the power music has on them is astonishing.
Research shows that music can reach parts of the damaged brain that other forms of communication simply can’t. Music has been shown to soothe, stimulate, and even unlock long-forgotten memories in people living with dementia.
Many of our dementia-trained CAREGivers sing with their clients and music has helped them to find their voice through remembering the words to an old song and reigniting happy memories for them.
To launch the campaign, we have been collating the TOP TEN songs which our CAREGivers love singing with our clients. The number 1 song will be announced on Monday 21st May at the start of Dementia Action Week.
We want to get 1,000 people singing as part of Dementia Action Week!
Get involved by using the hashtag #SongsToRemember and tell us about the impact music has on you.
Themes throughout the week include:
Monday 21st May: Musical Monday – we unveil the top ten songs!
Tuesday 22nd May: Why does music and singing have such an impact on the brain?
Wednesday 23rd May: Ask your questions about dementia – we’re holding a Facebook live Q&A – follow our Facebook page for more details.
Thursday 24th May: Thursday Tunes- we’ll be sharing the best musical memories
Friday 25th May – To round the week off, we’ll be posting top quotes and inspiration.
For more information, contact Claire Ephgrave: firstname.lastname@example.org
We couldn’t get clients singing without the help and support of our wonderful CAREGivers.
Our CAREGiver Barbara said: “I love working at Home Instead – it is truly amazing to see the impact music has on our wonderful clients. Music has the power to rekindle those special memories and let our clients have some fun.”
We’re always looking for kind, caring people to become CAREGivers- find out more here.
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