McKnight Place Assisted Living Music Therapy for Seniors With Dementia
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

McKnight Place Assisted Living music therapy addresses social, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of residents. In addition, this form of therapy is accessible and enjoyable. Our group and individual sessions provide options for every interest and need.

How does it help?

This enjoyable therapy is proven to help people express their feelings. It can also enhance memory through nostalgic reminiscence, diminish stress or pain, improve communication, aid physical rehabilitation, and promote self-esteem.

Research suggests music has a powerful effect on memory and the psyche, making it a powerful tool to help seniors. Our board-certified music therapist at McKnight Place uses music to increase residents’ levels of physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Studies have shown music to be one of the few stimuli to trigger activity throughout the brain rather than in an isolated area, which may be beneficial to maintaining brain health. Sensory and intellectual stimulation using music can help maintain or improve our residents’ quality of life. 

At McKnight Place, we use a variety of musical techniques based on the strengths and needs of each resident. The goal is to find a way to interact, whether by creating sounds, singing along, moving to the beat or listening for enjoyment. Play an instrument, sing a song, or just listen and tap your feet – the response matters! Memories are awakened and emotions come alive when songs strike a chord in the hearts of listeners. Music therapy channels that response, bringing healing and joy.

Why use music therapy?

Music therapy uses clinical and evidence-based interventions to accomplish individualized goals. Many people can benefit from this type of therapy, including older adults, those with Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions, people with physical disabilities and those who suffer from acute and chronic pain.

Music is used for many activities at McKnight Place Assisted Living, from entertainment to exercise. Group therapy allows for socialization while benefiting from the healthful aspects of the exercise. In addition, private sessions are available to address specific needs for individual residents. Choose the options that will be most enjoyable and suitable for your needs. Our therapist can help identify goals and work toward accomplishing them.

Learn more about McKnight Place

We invite you to learn more about McKnight Place Assisted Living. We always have our residents’ best interests and wellness in mind. Please contact us for more information or to schedule your personalized tour today.