Studies have shown that music stimulates the brain, engages the ‘whole brain,’ whether they have Alzheimer’s disease or not.
The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal blog, in a page about “The sound of music…” reports:
“Researchers have identified that music positively influences peoples lives by reducing agitation and improving their cognitive abilities and wellbeing.”
“Older adults with dementia respond positively to music. Music can promote well-being and a sense of control, reduce anxiety, improve memory, and build social connections. Music can support caregivers taking care of their loved ones at home, while promoting their own mental and psychological health.”
Seniors may forget many memories, but music has been known to reawaken their memories, or at least to make seniors more alert. If you have a loved one who enjoys music, let them listen and maybe they will sing along with these songs – that can be found also on YouTube by clicking the image, or play them here by clicking the middle arrow.
Click here to go below to 70 CHRISTMAS SONGS– videos and lyrics!
Christina Perri – You Are My Sunshine [Lyric Video] (1:22 minutes) (See lyrics)
Warner Music Indonesia
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole OFFICIAL (3:48 minutes) (See lyrics)
Mountain Apple Company Inc
Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World (2:17minutes) (Lyrics on screen
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“Feelin’ Groovy” by Simon & Garfunkel from The Concert in Central Park (2:08 minutes) – (See lyrics)
Simon & Garfunkel
BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., UMPG Publishing, UMPI, and 4 Music Rights Societies
The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You (3:04 minutes) (See lyrics)
(1964, HQ STEREO) written by Tom Springfield,
Licensed to YouTube by WMG (on behalf of PLG UK Catalog); CMRRA, UMPI, ASCAP, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, LatinAutorPerf, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, PEDL, Warner Chappell, and 13 Music Rights Societies
And if you just love listening, click here is beautiful music for calm moments!
THIS LINK TAKES YOU to over 70 free Christmas Songs and Carols. 🎶🎵🎶
Each song includes a FREE Christmas video song and FREE download song lyrics. Our Christmas range includes popular Christmas carols, favorite Christmas songs and original Love to Sing Christmas songs. Great Christmas music for performances, concerts, choirs, church and home!
Send the URL link to friends and sing on a zoom session!