"You Are My Sunshine": Dementia, Music, and Caregiving
An introduction to using music to enhance the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers with Peter Muir
This workshop offers an introduction to using music as an expressive and creative medium to enhance well-being of people with dementia and their caregivers. Whereas making music is usually thought of as an elitist activity open only to the gifted few (so-called “real musicians”), the approach presented here shows that, on the contrary, it is a universal gift. We all have music inside us and by bringing it out, we reveal our inner humanity. In so doing we enhance our lives and the lives of those we care for. Based on the pioneering work of John Diamond, M.D., this workshop will benefit anyone with an interest in exploring making music in a care-giving situation, no matter how inexperienced or off-key! You will come out feeling empowered to make music with those you care for, and understand why and how music has the effect it does. Topics include:
- Bringing out the music in those you care for.
- Suitable repertoire for making music together.
- Making music vs. listening to it.
- The importance of interaction and how to optimize it.
- Accompanied versus a cappella.
- Accuracy vs. intention in music-making.
Date & Time
December 1, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Life Energy Arts Gallery 11-13 Main Street 2nd Floor Mount Kisco 10549 NY US http://www.wakeupnaturally.com/businesses/ny-mount-kisco-life-energy-arts-gallery
$25 individuals or families ($20 seniors/students)