Searching for an intervention that will engage your clients with late-stage dementia? Sometimes, the simplest answer is the best one: singing! Singing songs of their childhood will take them back, and allow you to connect with them in a deeper, more meaningful way. For those who have progressed beyond verbal ability, bring them into music making with you or the group using bells and shakers. These quieter, easy-to-play instruments will give them an expressive voice all of their own.
The simple, soulful power of singing a favorite song goes a long way — and all it takes is your voice! See why Meredith Hamons, MT-BC calls it her #1 intervention for late-stage dementia by hitting play below:
If you’d like to REALLY dig in to building a rockstar program for your seniors, then check out Meredith Hamons’ Zero to Full Time: Older Adults CMTE course. By taking the course, you will:
- Have access to a phone script and business development materials, which will give you the confidence to turn your plans into your first call.
- Be able to turn misunderstandings into opportunities the next time your role as a music therapist comes in question.
- Feel more empowered and confident than ever, advocating for your clients and sustaining your program long-term.
- Walk step-by-step through one simple, manageable business launching checklist that anyone can do, so that all intimidation of running a business is completely dissolved.
- Create a music-filled, engaging older adult program… and make it your dream job!
If you provide music therapy to older adults, then our course is a perfect fit!