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Thread #143037   Message #3300471
Posted By: GUEST,Stuart Reed
01-Feb-12 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: Entertaining dementia patients
Subject: RE: Entertaining dementia patients
Suibhne Astray: it's not just a matter of songs, but particular recordings

It's absolutely NOT about recordings - there's constant canned music and TVs permanently tuned to ITV in care homes as it is. It's about singing live and engaging with the residents.

And it's not baby boomers we are working with at the moment but people born in the 1920s and 30s. When your time comes, even if you don't develop dementia, trust me: you'll be singing along to American Pie and The Monkees and loving it.