The same study that found so many proven benefits of music for Alzheimer’s patients also discovered demonstrated positive impacts on caregivers. When loved ones are engaged with music, caregivers gain time and peace of mind to tend to themselves, accomplishing daily household tasks, taking care of personal needs, or simply sitting down to relax.
Stress reduction isn’t the only advantage that music provides to caregivers. It can literally make their jobs easier, guiding the moods of their loved ones, helping smooth tough activities, and generating points of conversation and connection. These effects do lessen day-to-day stress, but they also increase satisfaction, happiness.
So caregivers reading, pop on your favourite tunes in the house or car. Making your “life tune” alittle easier on yourselves.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.