Dementia steals the minds of thousands of men and women every day — effecting memory and disrupting the ability to do normal day-to-day tasks. It can also impair communication and language skills.
Singing is a way for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s to express themselves, socialize and utilize certain parts of their brains. In this touching video, a woman posts a video of her grandmother with dementia singing along to an Alan Jackson song on a Kindle.
The YouTube poster explains, “Here is a video of my beautiful grandma who suffers with dementia singing along to old hymns that she loves.”
The sweet woman can be seen singing all the words. One of the people in the video even remarks, “Oh, that’s so good Grammy. You know all the words.”
According to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, music therapy is wonderful for dementia patients. “When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and coordinate motor movements,” the Foundation explains on their site.
We’re glad this grandmother was inspired to sing yet again by the timeless voice of country musician, Alan Jackson. It just goes to prove how powerful music can be at all stages of our lives!