When you listen to music, what comes to your mind? For most people, music puts a smile on their face or at the very least puts them in a better mood. Did you know that research shows music is very powerful. It can benefit people in many ways. There have even been studies to show how music can help elderly people. If you are a family caregiver or have home care aides for your senior, keep reading here to learn about how powerful music can be for your elderly loved one.
More Mental Stimulation
Elderly people need to be mentally stimulated on a daily basis. There are many ways that this can happen. One of the easiest ways is by turning on some music. With so many different types of music, different artists, and types of songs, there is plenty to stimulate your elderly loved one’s mind. To offer even more mental stimulation, your or a home care provider can encourage your elderly loved one to play an instrument. The touch of their fingers on keys or learning the notes to playing the guitar can greatly increase the mental stimulation your elderly loved one gets.
Music can help boost your elderly loved one’s mood, too. If you or a home care provider turn on the radio or YouTube videos, it could help your elderly loved one to feel better. Some people have stated that listening to music turned their depressed feelings into happy thoughts and memories. If your elderly loved one is struggling with their mental or emotional health, encourage them to listen to music more.
Does your elderly loved one have a difficult time getting things done? Maybe they have had laundry sitting in the basket that needed to be put away for a while now. If your elderly loved one hasn’t been getting as much done as you think they should, music might be able to help. Many people play music while cleaning or doing other productive tasks. This is because music can lift moods, encourage people to move, and boost self-confidence. All these things can help people to be more productive and motivated throughout their day. The next time you or a home care provider go to your elderly loved one’s home be sure to turn on some music. It might help encourage them to move more than you think.
With Help from Home Care, Music Can be Powerful
These are some of the ways that music can be powerful for your elderly loved one. Now that you know this, you should encourage them to listen or to play music more often.