Mudcat Café message #3299992 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143037   Message #3299992
Posted By: GUEST,999
31-Jan-12 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Entertaining dementia patients
Subject: RE: Entertaining dementia patients
I played at a nursing home--as I do about three or four time a year--and last time one of the gals there had just had her 96th birthday. She was pretty bright and still had all her wheels spinning. Because of the area I'm in--lotsa farming, horse raising--almost anything to do with either is cool, no matter how old or new the song. Even did some rock stuff. It helps shake up their days. Usually, they don't want me to leave--not the people who live there, but the people who work there. They think I'm making a break for it. I always have fun, tell a few jokes, sing a few songs. It's volunteer work I enjoy.