Mudcat Café message #3299990 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143037   Message #3299990
Posted By: sheila
31-Jan-12 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Entertaining dementia patients
Subject: RE: Entertaining dementia patients
When I visited a family member in a nursing home/rehab centre, I was impressed by the almost magical way the patients responded to songs. Instead of slumping over with blank looks on their faces, they perked up, sat up, smiled, and sang along. The home is regularly visited by various entertainers, who talk directly to their audience, and encourage them to join in.