Dementia Care Music & Memory with Daughterly Care
Daughterly Care is very proud to be the first community in home aged care provider in Sydney accredited with the Music and Memory Program by the Arts and Health Institute. We have specialised in providing in home dementia care for over 21 years and our 24 hour Nurses and Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers routinely use our private care client’s favourite music to help elders connect with memories and emotions, and unlock a range and ease of movement which might otherwise be accessible.
Using music that is much loved by our in home care clients, our Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers consistently achieve results that are nothing short of miraculous, offering:
- a proven way to bring pleasure to a person isolated within the confines of mid to advanced dementia;
- an enjoyable and fulfilling activity for a person with limited mobility, reducing agitation and sundowning;
- enhanced social engagement, improving the quality of life for the elder, family and friends;
- relief from physical and mental issues, lessening or even eliminating reliance on anti-anxiety medications;
- an opportunity to improve physical movement and exercise through dance;
- evidence based research found that singing in a group produced twice the Oxytocin levels*, the happy hormone, as spending time with friends; and
- a way of connecting and improving engagement on other levels e.g. talking and movement etc.
Working with clients in the familiar surrounds of their own home, our Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers use much-loved tunes to reinforce identity, deepen personal communication and reduce the potentially challenging behaviours of elders living with dementia.
The latest neuro-scientific research^ confirms that music uses many different parts of the brain and therefore even if one part of the brain is damaged by a form of dementia, music and memories associated with that music, can still be accessed by other parts of the brain that are working well. Therefore music appears to bypass damaged parts of the brain and revive elders’ long held memories and emotions associated with that specific music.To discover more about the impressive benefits of how Daughterly Care Caregivers apply the Music and Memory Program or to book an in home care free consultation, call Daughterly Care today on (02) 9970 7333.
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