At times music can be helpful. I like the group Anthem Lights…A new discovery for me when I was perusing youtube. A Capella has always been my thing. I love to sing!!!!!
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Music is very comforting for my husband who has Alzheimer and vascular dementia. I’ve noticed it seems to calm others in his Memory unit also when I play some for him. He is particularly fond of Polka Music and county, but I’ve discovered other genres also seem to work. He even whistled a couple times yesterday when we attended the program in the Commons area, a guitarist who sang and played the Classic Country and gospel music for about an hour. My husband used to whistle many tunes through the day, but hadn’t done that for over a year. It was so good to hear and see the lights in his eyes as he did that even though it wasn’t as vibrant as previously.
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Thank you for another great example of music bringing joy!
Yes, “Joy to the World”! I need it more than I use it.
Hi, @parus. This is a great idea to talk about music and how it can be helpful to us. A few other members here on Connect who come to mind that I think would have some thoughts on this are @hopeful33250, @paracat, @rosemarya, @windwalker, @jimhd, @sandytoes14 @sharlynn62, @rmftucker, @lighthouseceliac, @laurieann789, @peach414144 and @nanaof4.
How have you found music to be helpful to you?
Depending on the music or particular song, it can change my state of mind to uplifted, nostalgic, sad, energized, etc. Even as a child music had that effect on me. The one situation where I absolutely want no music is when I have a migraine! I have found no music that has helped or soothed me through a migraine attack.
Hi @parus — thank you for starting this discussion! While I have zero musical talent, I love to listen to most all kinds of music. Since I'm such a computer nerd, a lot of times when I'm working at the computer and feel the need to be inspired for any reason. A song from my past usually pops into my head and I like to hear the original artist sing it. Through the wonders of Google search I've learned to search with the title of the song and youtube which brings me up a list of choices and sometimes it makes me hop with joy. For example, a few days ago a title popped into my head "Good Golly Miss Molly" and I did my search and came up with a 2 minute version by the artist – Little Richard doing the song in a skit with John Goodman from a movie he had starred in about being a king. Here's what I came up with that made me get out of my chair and since no one could see me – sing along and dance.
@johnbishop Remember the movie. Thanks for the share. I so enjoy singing as well as shaking and grooving-never dance in front of anyone. I am a walking encyclopedia of 70's music/lyrics and have a lot of fun with impromptu by singing answers to comments…Still have not been banned from any stores and let my voice out all the way in the parking lot. I am old enough now I can behave this way and don't care if folks think I am crazy. There have been times I have had others join me and we have a great time. Complete strangers joining together in a little happy craziness.
I am amazed at the number of people that can sing. So thanks John as I came home beat to the socks and this gave me a boost!!! I go the music in me!!!
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I don't remember seeing the movie, King Ralph, so I'll have to try and rent a DVD.
Teresa you will like the movie, lots of old fashioned humor and slapstick type comedy.
Just listened to a Facebook post by two Mayo doctors with musical talent and a third doctor recording the session…awesome singing and piano. Hopefully you can see Facebook posts.
It's also a few places on the Internet.
Rochester Doctor Lifts Up the City "When It's Feeling Low"
Thanks, John. I posted this to my FB page!
I did a share on my page also. It's neat when the Mayo docs do something like this. ~ John
yes, john and the world: As I have said before many times, music is healing, it is a food for the soul, it is vibrant, like a generous portion of your best tasting food, it is magic, a fantasy world to float you on a trip to anywhere. To washing your dishes with a sway of the body. While reading a book. While teaching my child to read with background music to match the story. It is never ending. It is love. Peach
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