Music & Memory program reawakens the past for our Vienna residents
Vienna recently introduced the Music & Memory program to improve the quality of life for our residents and patients. We’ve already seen results that are nothing short of awe inspiring.
For this program, we sit down with residents and their family members to find out what type of music the person enjoyed in their youth. We all know music holds a special place in our hearts, and many songs we hear can take us back to old memories. Our goal is to find songs that "reawaken" residents back to their former selves.
Here are some wonderful examples:
We’ve experienced non-vocal residents who speak and sing. Other residents who are generally quiet and reserved, smile and break into song and dance. This program has taken residents who are constantly anxious and moved them into a happy, calm state, and helped to improve the relationships of many other residents with their families, friends and caregivers.
These are some of the benefits the Music & Memory program can bring to families, specifically those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Grounded in research about how the brain responds to music, the program can engage those who will have the opportunity to benefit from the therapeutic potential of music to tap deep memories and reconnect with the world.
Vienna believes all people, no matter what age, should live meaningful lives. Connecting someone to the music they once loved is just one way we can provide a happy, more meaningful life experience.
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