Discover the transformative power of music therapy in dementia care for your loved one. Learn how music can bridge communication gaps, evoke memories, and promote emotional well-being. Find essential tips for managing caregiver burnout and prioritizing self-care. Empower yourself on this journey of caregiving.
As we journey through life, one constant companion has the power to enrich our existence and support our well-being – music. As a licensed mental health professional and music therapist, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative effects music can have on aging individuals. In this blog post, we’ll explore the remarkable ways in which music can nurture mental, emotional, and physical health, promoting a fulfilling and vibrant life in our golden years. Join me as we uncover the secrets of the melodic elixir that enhances healthy aging.
In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves glued to screens, surrounded by walls, and disconnected from the natural world. However, taking a break and spending some time outdoors can have a profound impact on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. From improving our physical health and reducing stress to boosting our creativity and improving our cognitive function, the benefits of being outside are many. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key reasons why spending time outdoors is essential and provide you with some practical tips on how to incorporate more outdoor time into your daily routine.
Learn about the importance of mental health in aging adults and how to prioritize it in your own life. This blog post explores the ways in which mental health affects overall health, including physical, social, and environmental factors. It also discusses the unique challenges and risks that seniors may face, such as cognitive decline, depression, and anxiety. Whether you’re a senior looking to take control of your mental wellness or a caregiver seeking resources for your loved one, this post provides practical tips and strategies for promoting mental health and well-being in aging adults.
It’s often said that expressing gratitude can help you feel better. In this video, I share why this is helpful for managing stress.
Stress is a natural part of life. It is something that everyone experiences at times, regardless of age. (Because even though they may not be able to articulate it, children feel stress too.) Stress is a normal response to situations that we, whether consciously or unconsciously, perceive to be threatening. However, when stress becomes too […]
Everyone has a story. Every experience we have in life contributes to our life story. These experiences help create the personal narrative we tell ourselves, whether consciously or subconsciously. Sometimes these personal narratives are positive. And in these cases, we can look back at ourselves and our lives from a place of contentment or pride. […]
Did you know that there are a variety of health benefits of singing?  The thought of singing can bring up a variety of feelings for a person. For some people, singing is something that they enjoy. Or at least singing has been enjoyable to them in the past. Whereas for other people, singing can […]
When was the last time that you played? Today? Last week? Years ago, and it’s something you’ve “outgrown?” It’s easy to associate “play” with something that kids do. Yet “play” is something we need regardless of how old you are. Play is beneficial. “Why?,” you ask. There are several reasons why “play” is beneficial. I’ll […]
Whenever we start a new year, we often find ourselves making resolutions and goals. This is fine if it works for you, but it doesn’t have to be January 1st to start thinking about what you want to achieve. There are probably plenty of changes you want to make in your life. The real question […]