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Celebrating World Music Therapy Day in Memory Care Assisted Living

World Music Therapy Day is an annual celebration taking place every 1st of March. On this day therapists, students, and patients spread awareness of the healing power of music. The community shares how music can help address social, physical, mental, and emotional issues. Memory care assisted living residents can also greatly benefit from the healing assets of music therapy. Since 2016, every year, World Music Therapy Day is an event one should not miss.

Music Therapy

Music has a unique ability to connect people and for some, it is referred to as universal language. It is great for mental health and has the power to stimulate reflection and emotions. Music is fun.

Music therapy is proven to have healing effects on the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of human beings. It is good for people with cognitive issues or disabilities. People with learning disabilities, autism, and other forms of disabilities also can benefit from the invigorating potential of music therapy.

Music is known to alleviate pain because music stimulates the brain to release certain chemicals that detract the body from pain. It is said to reduce signs of anxiety and depression, stress, and trauma. It is no wonder why relaxing music is often used in dental clinics, massage centers, or operating rooms. And for senior adults in memory care assisted living, music therapy aids in reliving old memories, improving mood, focus, active listening, and general thought process.

Scientists discovered that music has positive effects on blood vessel functions. During the study, participants were happier while listening to music, thus, the increased blood flow in their blood vessels. Music also aids in a faster physical recovery process.

According to July 2014 Harris Poll, 67% of Americans believed that music education gives people a disciplined approach to critical thinking and problem solving while 80% believed that their music education contributed to their increased level of personal fulfillment.

Music helps remember your loved ones or bring back memories of your young love. When you hear your favorite tune, it instantly renews old feelings, either you want to get up and dance, smile, or just feel the rush of happiness.

Celebrating in Memory Care Assisted Living

March 1 is another beautiful time to celebrate how music can instantly take us back to old, good, happy, and sad memories. Regardless of the type of music that you love, there is always a way to celebrate the upcoming World Music Therapy Day.

Memory Care Assisted Living communities can arrange a mini concert event where everyone can enjoy great music. A dance party is not only fun but a great way to socialize and exercise.

Get the musical instruments ready to encourage senior residents to play and enjoy the day. Or have an afternoon tea along and a music trivia event to make it more enjoyable and engaging.

Watch music videos or live concerts on YouTube, do karaoke, or just play different kinds of music on this special day.


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