~ Why Customized Music Is The Best Medicine ~
Dementia often leads to detachment from loved ones and the rest of the world,
through customized individual playlists and live performance Music For Dementia
aims to provide relief from pain, confusion, and isolation.
WHAT IS DEMENTIA
Dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by a loss of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine in neurons of the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. Its causes are still unknown and there is no cure.... however music has been shown to have an instant impact on engagement, emotion, and memory recollection.
THE POWER OF MUSIC
Music, especially familiar songs from the early adulthood years, is processed and stored by different areas in the brain. So it is able to help "bypass" damaged areas, helping to recollect memories and improve mood and engagement.
ALIVE INSIDE DOCUMENTARY
Familiar music from early adulthood will have better-established pathways within the brain. To better understand the power of music, watch the documentary Alive Inside.
Dementia Minds Support Group
Learn more about joining a Demetia Minds group. Groups are for people for live with dementia or mild cognitive impairment.
Caregivers and Dementia: How to Get the Support You Need
Many people care for their loved ones who suffer from dementia. What resources are available to caregivers?