2017, Dementia

10.23.17 Dora and the Explorers – Some Things I Learned about Dementia published 1.02.15

October 23, 2017 – I’ve read so many articles about the amazing affects that music has on someone with Dementia. Like I said in the last blog post. I want a lot of music to listen to.  Like my sister did with mama, I hope my friends and family will sing to me.  That just sounds so weird but I hope by now you understand.  And I need a headphone, gotta put that on the list.  The info below about musics effect is really important to me.  Since I wrote a recent blog post about wanting my Bible in audio form, my darling Hubby Roy found something we think will be perfect.  We ordered two, one for me and one for him!  I’ll share what it is when we receive it and check it out!!

One thing not related to this blog’s topic is that my knowledge of proper grammar and sentence construction has declined to where I write things that are grammar incorrect and don’t realize it.  I apologize to those grammar police that I use to be one of you!

The original blog from January 2015

Happy News Years! I am hopeful that 2015 will be a great year for everyone! I appreciate each of you that have started reading my little Alzheimer’s blog.

????????????????????????Having shared with ya’ll previously about how Mama responded so positively to listening to Christian gospel music, I wanted to share two videos I found on blog.TheAlzheimersSite.com about how music reaches deep into the mind of an Alzheimer’s patient unlike most other interactions do. Seeing this happen is way better than me telling you it can happen so here it is!divider 6The uplifting new documentary “Alive Inside” has been described as “a joyous exploration into our relationship with music and how it can re-awaken our souls.” The film follows social worker Dan Cohen as he seeks to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and return a sense of self to those suffering from it. See heartwarming clips from the film in the trailer below! It will make you want to run out and do this now, it makes such a difference.

alive insidedivider 6The Alive Inside video above gave Dave the inspiration to do the same with his mother who’s living with Alzheimer’s.

Watch and compare the differences of Dave’s mother’s personality before and after she is given opportunity to listen to music. A folk choir director for years, music has been important to this mother and her family. This son’s inspiration to reach his mother’s soul will amaze you and give you hope that there still is a little bit of your loved one inside of them, despite their Alzheimer’s. In case you miss the quick blurb that shows on the screen briefly, Dave’s mom’s communication at this point was limited to just four words. Watch what listening to songs she knows does to her ability to speak.

mans mother with songdivider 6Right before I was ready to post this week’s blog I came across the following regarding music and Alzheimer’s patients and wanted to share it. Click on the title below to watch this wonderful video.

Meet A Choir of Alzheimer’s Patients Who Sing FROM MEMORY

divider 6Please come back next time when I’ll share some things from the Alzheimer’s patients viewpoint. If you want to get10473348_794838303907612_7424689563724033928_n an email whenever I post a blog (I write about other things, not just Alzheimer’s) find the “FOLLOW” box which is usually to the right hand side somewhere, enter your email and respond when the confirmation email is sent to you.

If you are in need of prayer for yourself, in your role as a caregiver, or if you have any specific questions please send me a comment with whatever information you want to share or ask about. I’ll say again that I’m not expert, but I probably experienced with my mom a lot of things you’re going through and will try my best to help. If I don’t know the answer I will tell you I don’t know. I’ll never judge, I’ve been judged enough to last a life time and would never do that to someone else. My email address is rosalyn@selu.edu if that is an easier way to communicate.

Until next time,
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