Top 15 Calming Songs to Play for a Group of Persons with Dementia

I live for the song that lifts the gait, turns on the eye lamps, and animates; the song that brings consciousness to the here and now, to the smile that is assured happy memories to come.  The song that is your cue to be happy – that song is my heartbeat, my world, and everything I live for.

I have been facilitating large music groups of older adults with chronic illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These groups have ranged from five to 40 persons. If I were to walk into a large room of such persons at the end of an afternoon, without having any prior music preference assessment, I would be confident in these 15 songs.

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