Good music is ageless. And it’s for all ages. Even though we associate it with youth, music can do wonders for seniors as well. Here are 4 ways it can help them.
1. It helps them fight boredom
One of the most common problem seniors have is the lack of activity. Music can stimulate their minds and bring variety to their life.
2. It motivates them to move
Even the smallest movements are important to their health. By tapping their feet or clapping their hands they release mental and physical tension. Not to mention that it might entice them to dance, which is proved to be beneficial to their well-being.
3. It elevates their mood
Music can help seniors to engage their emotions, to be less stressed and to be calmer. By releasing some emotional tension, they will feel more confident and less distressed.
4. It is one of the best ways to increase social and speech skills
If they listen to music with other people, seniors can hum or sing along, which strengthens the bond between them. And it can also give them the confidence to speak more with others.
Music can have a therapeutic effect on all of us, and especially on older people. Encourage your older relatives to listen to more music! It can really make their life better. Please, share this!