Music has a universal ability to boost yourmood, reduce agitation, and increase happiness and engagement. It’s also a wonderful activity to share with your residents in one-on-one time.
You could sit and listen together, have an impromptu sing along, or listen as they reminisce over memories from younger days. Bring a selection of songs that came out when they were young and ask which they like the most.
This is meant as a relaxing activity, and for you and your resident to get to know each other.
If you’re not sure they’re enjoying the music, watch their body language for clues. If they seem agitated, switch to something more soothing, lower the sound, or switch to a different activity.
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