Every memory has a soundtrack of its own. From wedding songs to old lullabies, the style of music might change, but the memories remain. At Oakwood Creative Care, we believe in the unmatched potential of our music teachers and the programs they create. We have seen music empower those with dementia, or those who have lost their ability to speak, by suddenly recalling a favorite song and tapping or humming along to its tune.
Regardless of its style or age, music finds a direct channel into the heart and soul. Generational favorites, specifically those from a loved one’s formative years, can open a back door to memories by reigniting them through the sounds and emotions felt in the present.
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