Music is an essential resource to have in your care partner tool kit! This bundle from Teepa Snow and Alzheimer’s Music Connect includes one DVD and one CD which together help you understand how to use music as an engagement activity and provides the songs that will create joy and awaken memories for the people you care for!
DVD: Music & Gems
In this enlightening DVD, Teepa Snow shares facts and insights about the journey of dementia and how to use music effectively when living with the effects of a “changing brain.” Because rhythm is typically a retained skill, music offers tremendous opportunity for deeper connection, cognitive activation, physical response, and access to feelings of joy that exist within pathways of emotional memory. Teepa introduces families and professionals to the GEMS® State model of characteristic behaviors and retained skills. This unique model will open doors of understanding to anyone who wishes to learn to leverage what someone “can do”, and let go of what they “can’t.”
CD: Memories in Song- Brightening the Dementia Journey with Music for Reminiscing, Connecting, Singing and Moving
Enjoy and engage with “Memories In Song.” This definitive collection of specially enhanced* folk and gospel music captures the complete essence of “sing along” music. The comprehensive set includes songs that have been with us through the decades. Example tracks include: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), Blowin’ In The Wind, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Kumbaya, Amazing Grace
This music bundle is a must-have for activity directors, day care directors, and in-home care partners.
Alzheimer’s Music Connect products use their own patent-pending audio technology (Altus Oscillation) paired with familiar melodies to promote relaxation for people with dementia and provide caregivers with respite. User feedback and a physician consultation reported that music calms agitation, amplifies brain activity, and provides an opportunity for family caregivers to connect with their loved one.
Alzheimer’s Music Connect reported that their enhanced music has positive effects for family caregivers including:
- Improved mood of the person living with dementia – lasting nearly 3 hours.
- Increased opportunity for caregivers to take a personal break – lasting nearly two hours.
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