Music has a high impact in the life of human beings therefore, it goes without saying that music touches the soul and benefits humans in multiple ways. Singing, playing and listening to music has a number of proven physical, mental and emotional benefits for seniors.
Studies show that music possesses the power to heal. A study conducted by University of Miami School of Medicine revealed that music therapy leads to increased secretion levels of “feel-good” brain chemicals in Alzheimer’s patients. Music boosts the mood and reduces stress. Listening to a playlist of songs from when your parents were growing up improves memory as it triggers moments associated with that particular song in seniors with dementia. The human brain naturally responds to music even if cognitive function declines. Music acts as therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Music promotes overall health. It leads to a better nights sleep and reduced pain. Patients who listen to music experience a faster recovery time. It helps to improve verbal skills and promote physical health including moving along to the tunes and dancing. Soothing music, like instrumental tunes and Jazz, helps reduce stress and agitation in seniors.
Listening to music gives a happier outlook on life while improving social interaction and communication. Create a playlist of songs for your mom and dad that you know they’ll love from their favorite artists from the lost decades. You can even encourage them to get back to an instrument they used to play like piano, violin, flute. We are positive it will make them much happier and lively.
We hope this blog motivates you to include music in your everyday life as you and your parents age. If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please reach out to us! Here at BlueStar, it is our goal to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, and Connected. We do this through offering best medical alert systems for seniors that are available on our site. These senior life health products can deliver push button emergency help so you are never alone. If you have any questions, please contact a product specialist today at (800) 300-1724, option 1!