Bring smiles, laughter and sometimes...even memories with this fun musical activity and resource for folks with Alzheimer's, dementia, and other memory care issues.
This video is a 30 minute version of an hour-long live therapeutic show I do for folks with Alzheimer's, dementia, brain injury, or other memory care issues. This is a fun activity and resource for Activity Directors, caregivers, and families. How to Use This Video
I have discovered that singing, clapping and laughing release these happy little hormones called endorphins. Over the last 8 years I have successfully developed an hour long engaging show that encourages audiences to participate as much as they can to gain from the therapeutic benefits of those wonderful little chemicals.
Endorphins relieve stress, create a sense of well being and euphoria, and block the perception of pain. The act of singing, clapping, and laughing together with others adds the joy, smiles, love, and sometimes...even memories.
During each live show I am showing my audience fun enjoyable ways to release endorphins. More often than not I have folks coming up after my shows asking when I will return. It is because they feel so good and they want to feel that way again.
I've done over 1,000 of these shows in the last few years and have seen memories sparked, smiles, joy, happy tears...and singing...lots of singing! I hope this gift helps your loved one feel the same way.
HOW TO USE THIS VIDEO
Set aside 30 minutes to watch this video with anyone who needs the benefits of therapeutic music for memory care issues. For best results:
View on the biggest screen possible. The larger the screen the more engaging and effective it will be. If it can only be viewed on a small screen use a good clear speaker or headphones.
Press "Play" on the video and immediately pause. You can now click the full screen icon on the bottom right of the video to fill the whole screen with the video.
Press "Play" again.
Follow the cues for participation (clap, sing, laugh, smile)
Encourage your loved ones or residents to do the same. If you have a tough cookie, try standing up and clapping and singing with the song with a huge smile on your face to show how much fun you are having. This may encourage them to participate.
For those who can stand and who like to dance...hold hands, mooooove with the moosic, and have fun.
Try to eliminate any distractions for the full 30 minutes (i.e. conversations, refreshments, administration of medications, opening and closing of doors, foot traffic through the viewing area, clanking of dishes...etc)
Please leave any comments on how your residents and loved ones receive this so I can make the next video even better. If they watch it on a small screen (like a tablet or phone)...let me know how it is received. You can find more musical activities on my LindiMoo Therapeutic Music Playlist on YouTube.
Thank you and much love to you...you are amazing!
P.S. This video is a gift to the many many amazing caretakers of people with memory issues. To keep making these these therapeutic videos it would help me out a lot if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel below. Thanks Mooocho ❤️
THIS VIDEO IS ENJOYED AT MEMORY CARE COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS ONE:
"This video has provided a wonderful service for residents in our memory care community! Lindi is amazing live but this video has just added another facet to the joy that Lindi brings to senior communities!
We had a viewing of this video in the Memory Care unit of Pacifica Senior Living - Snohomish. It was incredible watching how our residents here reacted. We showed the video later in the day, at a time when many of our residents normally begin sun downing. We saw residents who are unable to sit still actually sit down and were so enthralled by the video that they were clapping, singing along and kept focus for the entire video.
The familiarity of Lindi's songs brings so many smiles to our resident's faces, even while watching the video. Now of course, I would highly recommend having Lindi come perform live, but this video provides more opportunities for residents to enjoy her music! This video will definitely become part of the routine for our residents here at Pacifica! Thanks Lindi Moo!"
Pacifica Senior Living