Practical approaches to staying connected through music.
We used music a great deal in our communication with Mum. Singing to and with her just for pleasure or singing instructions or sentences to her to aid communication. It really worked. Singing works both sides of the brain and so it seems to give the chance for more connections to be made, enhancing understanding.
Read about how the first week of the new Musically Empowered Conversations course helps carers understand the structure of conversation and how it can be applied to communication with people living with dementia.