Mum is in a nursing home and spends a lot of time in bed on an airflow mattress. Although often she seems "switched off" and unable to respond to what she sees and hears she does still have connected periods where she can talk a little and enjoy listening to music. I also find waltzes etc useful for gently moving her arms in time to the music which can make her smile. Once she went past being able to follow full films such as Sound of Music I bought her some Andre Rieu DVDs after seeing another poster mention him a while ago and they have been a good buy but there is quite a lot of noisy applause in between tracks. I have tried a couple of hymn CD and DVDs but they don't seem to catch her attention. I have some "sing along" CDs and some classical CDs but am hoping for suggestions of DVDs as the images will help to attract her attention and brighten up the room during the times when she is alone in her room. I visit for 2/3 hours most days to feed her so am hoping for a bit of a change as well!