I was recently interviewed on WMUK 102.1 FM where I spoke about the importance of memory care in combating dementia and Alzheimer’s. I’d like to give a big shout out to WMUK for having me on and helping spread the word about a topic I am so passionate about. It was truly a delightful experience.
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WMUK 102.1 FM is owned and operated by Western Michigan University and broadcasts across Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. They are a non-profit public radio station and charter member of NPR . They are also affiliates of American Public Media (APM) and Public Radio International (PRI). WMUK also provides international programming from the BBC World Service and the CBC.
“Music does something for everyone,” Solden says. “Most people can relate to the joy you feel listening to music on various levels. For dementia specifically, they are just people with dementia, so they get the joy that anybody gets out of music. But what a lot of people don’t know is that music can actually improve functioning and mood. Music helps the brain. Your brain has multiple parts to it. When you listen actively or participate in music, it lights up all parts of your brain. Music helps everything to do with the brain.” says Dean Solden.
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More Information on Music Therapy and Memory Care
Our music program is a big part of what we do at Vibrant Life. Here is some additional information on why it is so important in the work we do with senior care.
Don’t Define Me, Just Remind Me (music video)
Want to Know More About Music Therapy?
If you or someone you love is experiencing memory loss issues we’d love to talk with you about our program. Vibrant Life has four locations throughout Michigan with care ranging from assisted living to memory care services. Music therapy is central to the culture and well-being of our staff and our residents.
To learn more please call us at the nearest facility or fill out a contact form.