• It’s amazing how persons with dementia respond to music. Scientifically, we know that song lyrics and music are in a different part of the brain than words and language. So music is soothing and fun for persons with dementia well into the illness.
  • With music, watch to be sure you don’t over stimulate. Play some slower, more mellow tunes in between the higher energy ones.
  • If a song is a big hit, it can be good to repeat it since persons with dementia may enjoy a “reprise.”