Leap Year 2020 Music Activity

Every four years in the Gregorian calendar, an extra day is added to the calendar in order to synchronize it with the solar year. It takes the earth a little bit less than 365 ¼ days (365.242 days) to orbit…

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4 Simple Activities for Overcoming Holiday Loneliness

Turn on the radio this time of year and hear song after song stating that the holidays are joyous, bright and gay. But truth-be-told for many, Christmas can be a very lonely time.  This can be especially true for older…

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4 Music Activities To Engage Older Adults

This past week I did a 4 day Facebook Live series on using a variety of engaging music activities with older adults.  If you missed this series you can watch it in it’s entirety right here.   Day 1–Singing Day…

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Red White and Blue (Music Activity)

This week those of us in the United States will celebrate the Fourth of July.  In honor of this holiday I am sharing with you an activity I enjoy doing with my residents.  It is a great music activity to…

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The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Food Activities for People with Dementia

Did you know that May is filled with holidays about food?  In fact there are at least 56  holidays this month that celebrate food.  This week alone, there are 11 of them. 11 Food Holidays Celebrated This Week May 12, National…

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