Music programs for Seniors in extended care
We are offering a weekly music program for seniors. This will help seniors with various issues. Hearing music soothes and calms, using music to connect to others by playing instruments together. Music helps retrieve memories and helps with many diseases.
- Simon Fraser lodge
94% of people with dementia were energised, unstressed, happy and alert for at least 24 hours after an arts session The energising effect lasted for up to a week in 60% of participants with dementia Music and dance (both of which have a physical component) demonstrated a significantly longer energising effect than other art forms 84% of people with dementia recognised that they had learned new skills.
• 99% felt more fulfilled through their creative achievement • 99% planned to develop their art, as this enriched their lives • 97% recognised that creative activity overrides memory worries • 89% claimed to feel more confident • 84% recognised that they had learned new skills • 75% felt more energetic and 75% keener to socialise
Care givers enjoyed the creative, cultural and social opportunities – some discovering a new cultural world – and all were happier at their companions’
restored energy, interest and relief of stress.
According to carers, 94% of people with dementia stayed energised, unstressed, happy and alert overnight, 80% for three days, 60% for a week. Whereas visual arts generated a personal sense of achievement, participants in music and dance remained energised longer. Only 7% – whose partners were not in the early stages – noticed no change, indicating that this dynamic approach is particularly appropriate for people in the early stages of dementia.