As an Activity Coordinator in aged care, music plays a large part in my therapy programme.
Sing-along for Seniors is a powerful tool to reach people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and we often see people who cannot communicate – singing! It is a wonderful thing to witness and such a great therapy.
Over the years I had trialed many different Sing-along for Seniors products and observed what the residents in care really enjoyed best. This eventually led me to create Memory Lane Therapy, I had a strong background in music and together with my son Lee (a music producer), we created what we believe is the best Seniors Sing-along available.
How seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s have benefited from our Sing-alongs
We have produced our Sing-alongs in such a way that they keep the attention of the viewer both through the power of music and visual engagement.
With colourful montages of video and images that they familiarize with from their early years, the Sing-along playlist takes them through a journey of feelings and emotions.
We have seen residents that aren’t usually social transform during the therapy sessions jumping out of their seat dancing and clapping. Laughter and sometimes tears of joy will flow as an effect of this powerful music therapy. This helps persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s to be more engaged socially with other residents and relieve the stress associated with the disease.
We have received messages from care givers around the world sharing their stories on the effects our Sing-along has had.
Here is a message and video from Heather in the UK enjoying a Sing-along with her Mum: