Here are 4 music resources that will make you a hit with the older adults in your care.
Hardly a week goes by when someone requests a song for a future session. A majority of the time they can recall a little of the lyrics and maybe some of the melody. They may not recall who recorded it or when it was a hit.
Lyric.net is one place where you can enter lyrics and receive possible hits. It also shares links to recordings.
This online site serves many functions. It includes a #1 hit for your birthdate (including how many minutes ago you were born. It also shares top hit by years making it easier to find music to share from a specific period of life.
Whether online or as an app, Pandora allows you to search by song title, performer, or genre.
4. “Connecting Through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers” by Robin Rio, MA, MT-BC
With guidance and support, may caregivers can use music in ways that can improve relationships with older adults in their care. Robin Rio’s book does a wonderful job of walking you through steps and providing you information.
Best of all, if you feel you need extra training or believe your person could benefit from music therapy, a board certified music therapist can be contracted to assist you.
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