Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being the guest speaker on the radio station 4CRB’s talk-back program ‘Finance Forum’. For half an hour I was allowed to indulge in my passion of chatting about aged care issues, and answering questions on air. The more information future aged care residents and their families have, the better prepared people can be for their move, and the smoother their transition will be. I often present information to small and medium-sized groups on and around the Gold Coast, but what a treat to be able to share advice on the Coast’s number 1 radio station for listeners 45 years and over.
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Follow this link to view ABC TV’s Catalyst’s program “Music On The Brain – (Tuesday 8 March, 2016). It’s an incredibly touching and poignant story on how making a ‘life soundtrack’ for a loved one with dementia or Parkinson’s disease may greatly benefit from listening to songs and music that capture important moments from their life.
It shows the clarity of mind of some dementia residents, and the freeing up of the body enabling movement for sufferers of Parkinson’s whilst listening to the music.
If you have a loved one in aged care, or who may be moving down the path of dementia or Parkinson’s disease now may be a good time to work together with them to come up with a number of meaningful songs. Music is such an integral part of everyone’s life, why not start thinking of your own Life Playlist?