Top 10 Songs to Remember

It’s a pleasure to announce the top ten Songs to Remember. During our Dementia Action Week we focused on highlighting the power of music – particularly on people living with dementia.

Music can have many benefits for people who have dementia. To find out about this please click here.

Consider taking a trip down memory lane with these top songs?

10: My Way – Frank Sinatra

With its brilliant melody and defiant lyrics, this song is one of Sinatra’s most famous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVOpNR2PIs

9: Singing in the Rain – Gene Kelly

Get your umbrella and be ready to dance! This song takes many of our clients back to a happy place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ

8: Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

As emotional as it is powerful – this song is a favourite amongst our clients and a song that many people, both old and young, know and love. Popularised by The Wizard of Oz, this song won Judy an Oscar and immortalised her as a national treasure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XulvnXo6BJk

7: Que Sera Sera – Doris Day

This song reminds us that “whatever will be, will be”. For many, music can have a significant impact on their brains and bring back many happy memories – which we’re sure this song does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc

6: The White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn

For many people living with dementia, music can have a powerful impact and bring up memories of younger years. In particular, this is true for this song as many of our clients lived through World War 2, and Vera Lynn would boost the morale of soldiers as well as those left at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aeClRY4kA

5: Oh What A Beautiful Morning – Gordon Macrae

This classic is a good reminder to enjoy yourself and stay positive. This is always a favourite to sing along to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNEUtN21cuU

4: We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

This is one of the most famous songs of the Second World War era. It resonated with soldiers going off to fight as well as their loved ones at home. Made famous by Vera Lynn, this will surely bring many memories of years gone by back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcunREYzNY

3: You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis

This happy number will surely put a smile on your face. We love the lyrics because they remind us of CAREGivers putting a big smile on our client’s face.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckKeQNCyPBU

2: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary

This old song takes some living with dementia back to their younger years and can be a big source of joy for a lot of people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVM-tFAdADg

1: Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise

The number one position goes to this joyful tune which is full of fun and will without doubt bring happiness to anyone singing along or listening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfXjDELeW5M

Many of our dementia-trained CAREGivers sing with their clients and music has helped them reignite happy memories through these old songs.

To find out more about the services we provide, or to make a suggestion for a future topic, please write to me at info.blyth@homeinstead.co.uk or by post to Home Instead South East Northumberland, Blyth Workspace, Unit T04, Commissioners Quay, Quay Road, Blyth, NE24 3AF. Alternatively, you can also call us on 01670 338542.

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