Music can be a soothing way to relax and escape from a hectic day. Life with music is surely much sweeter. Whether your favorite senior likes to listen to their favorite songs, sing a popular tune or play an instrument, here are some benefits of music therapy.
Boost Cognitive Skills
As we get older, cognitive skills may slow down. Music therapy can be a way for elderly seniors to keep their brain healthy. Regular music therapy can help elderly adults improve their memory as well as other parts of good brain health:
- Improved motor function – better control of movement.
- Positive emotional function – appropriate emotional responses
- Better sensory function – a sense of touch
Hearing upbeat music can make anyone tap their toes. For elderly seniors hearing a familiar song, they may be motivated to move to the beat. Whether your senior loved one has limited mobility or they are able to move around freely, music can encourage them to be more physically active.
Improve Communication Skills
Isolation can be a problem for elderly seniors. Isolation can take a toll on overall health. Music therapy and related activities such as dancing, singing and playing musical instruments can spark seniors to open up and talk about their enjoyment to family and friends.
Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of our communities and offer a variety of activities that benefit their overall health. Contact us today to learn more about The Arbors Assisted Living communities and how we can help you and your loved one live their best senior life.