While the health benefits of music have long been known to positively affect one’s emotions, mood, and well-being, a multitude of new studies have confirmed that music therapy may be just the right “medicine” we need. Research shows that music is the first and last sensation we experience as human beings and could possibly help with things such as anxiety, pain, and sickness. Toward the end of one’s life, music can help bring peace and comfort.
In older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia music therapy has been found to reduce aggressive or agitated behavior, reduce symptoms of dementia, improve mood, and improve cooperation. Music therapy may also decrease the risk of heart or brain diseases in elderly dementia patients and can be therapeutic in identifying and expressing emotions. Whether you can play an instrument, sing, or dance, hospice patients can truly benefit from these services. If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life by sharing your talents CompassionCare is always looking for volunteers to join our amazing team. “The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way”
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