Improved Quality of Life for the Elderly in Care Facilities with Sing-Along Christmas Songs
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – October 21, 2012 – One of North America’s most popular sing-along series for seniors, Melodic Memories, is offering a Sing-Along Christmas Songs special for 2012.
Until December 31st, 2012 activity directors in nursing homes, retirement communities, adult day homes as well as families that care for their own elderly loved ones, can benefit from sing-alongs that help improve memory, mood and overall quality of life for the elderly.
Tim Moores of Great Idea Productions, that produced the Melodic Memories series, said “Familiar melodies can access what doctors have called the ‘music memory’ that we all have and seniors in particular benefit from the music and melodies that bring back to remembrance some of their favorite tunes and songs to sing.”
He added that many care facilities have offered feedback on the DVD’s after using them with residents, many of which suffer with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and the reports have been very, very encouraging and positive. The sing-along sessions have helped to cause some seniors that were almost catatonic, to respond with movement and reaction to the music.
The elderly participants that were able to share their own feedback have said they enjoy the tunes, watching the musicians on-screen that are of varying ages and include many different instruments. The lyrics on-screen are large and easily viewable as well without a distracting bouncing ball. Seniors like to see the lyrics on the screen, but also appreciate the lyrics that can be printed off from the website.
Melodic Memories has experienced sales growth year after year as it’s successfully, well produced series becomes more popular across the country. Tim Moores said that they have shipped their DVD’s to Australia, New Zealand, England and across north America.
The benefits of singing and sharing musical entertainment, for the elderly, are many. Increased oxygen to the brain and in the blood from singing and drawing in more breath helps the immune system, mood, circulation and energy level of the participants. Other benefits include the dispelling of loneliness, depression, and lethargy, and help to alleviate some physical pain, enhance sensory awareness and offer room for creative expression. Even a senior restricted to more time alone will be helped with the inclusion of singing along with the other singers on the DVD and feeling a part of the musical entertainment.
The Sing-Along Christmas songs special is for only a limited time and the requirement for shipping time should also be considered for those who would like to have these available for their Christmas parties and other seasonal activities.
In addition to the sing-along Christmas songs DVD, Melodic Memories has also produced a Classic Oldies DVD and a Traditional Gospel DVD. All 3 DVD’s are available individually or as a set, 3 for the price of 2.
For more information on the Melodic Memories DVD’s and the Christmas Songs DVD special, visit the Melodic Memories website at melodicmemories.com or call them directly at 1-877-219-2287 or local to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 780-463-3330.