This video is a 30 minute taste of an hour-long live therapeutic show I do for folks with Alzheimer's, dementia, brain injury, or other memory care issues. I am hoping this can be a fun and helpful resource for Activity Directors at senior communities, 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:
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)
View on the biggest screen possible. The larger the screen the more engaging and effective it will be.
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.
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 ❤️