1. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
    6,117
    Female
    Scotland
    I do so agree Izzy. Hogmanay programmes on TV are rubbish now compared with the past. Ah yes the WhiteHeather Club!
     
  2. Richard and Fin

    Richard and Fin Registered User

    Jun 10, 2017
    125
    Male
    Alvechurch
    Good Morning.. everyone!

    Music is such a personal thing...it depends on taste and if they grew up with music... but I do thing there is something beating in all of us that gives us some need for music in our lives.... just got to find it... I can't stand Jazz :confused:

    Love music.... used to play guitar and keyboard just for my own please... know what I mean... and now downsized to Ukulele. .. and the sweet soulful voice.... :cool: I sound like a squashed frog, but suffering from severe hearing loss helps me... not sure about everyone else!?

    60s and 70s my time... but I am very emotional now... and I can get upset over the simplest of things, something that never affected me before makes me burst into tears! I find certain songs bring memories back so clearly, so sharp and sometimes the pain comes with it! But... most of the time I just start to move with the groove :rolleyes: Know what I mean!? :D

    Someone bought me a War Songs Album.... come on.. I'm 65... We'll Meet Again.. and Roll out the Barrel... just doesn't do it for me.... I do think sometimes people think... Dementia, War Time Songs and the Penny Farthing bike.. go together! :confused:
     
  3. AbbyGee

    AbbyGee New member

    Nov 26, 2018
    8
    Female
    Portsmouth, South Coast
    The OH has a bizarre collection of CD's - probably 1500 to 2000 or so (like the books and postcards etc). A very eclectic range from the 40's stuff through opera and girls bands, world music, folk, country, classical, film and stage to military marching stuff and all stops between. But he'll play the same couple of CD's for days unless I can squirrel them away and replace them with something else. Bless him. He's very easy to entertain. I sometimes I wish I could put the DVD player on 'Repeat' function!
     
  4. Richard and Fin

    Richard and Fin Registered User

    Jun 10, 2017
    125
    Male
    Alvechurch
    Morning AbbyGee...

    Sounds like a good collection to me! :rolleyes: You can't beat a bit of marching!

    Don't we all play the same CD's over and over... especially when we first get them?
     
  5. Agzy

    Agzy Registered User

    Nov 16, 2016
    715
    Moreton, Wirral. UK.
    The BBC programme, ‘The Choir,’ has, I believe, proved how positive music can be for those with dementia and indeed how positive it can be for carers and family members.
     
  6. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,463
    Female
    Scotland
    #26 marionq, May 10, 2019
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
    Unfortunately the benefits of music don't stay the same over time. We used to love our Musical Memories events with Alzheimer's Scotland and at daycentre John would dance with the staff if they had music on. Now he simply doesn't notice music and never watches TV. I took him to see the film Wild Rose this week which had lots of good country music. I don't think he looked at the screen once. He fidgeted and ended up looking at his daily paper by the light of the film screen.

    Very disappointing and a bit depressing if I dwell on it. Fortunately I enjoyed the film.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,587
    Female
    Dundee
    I'm lucky in that Bill retained his interest in music until he died. He was in our memories choir until the week before his death. He had his own playlist and reacted to all of his songs with different emotions. His connection with music has left me with so many oosituve memories.

    I'm currently sitting in our choir session (yes I know I should be surfing here!!) and looking round I see so many people with a diagnosis enjoying the experience. Some have carers with them, some come independently and some are supported by our volunteers. We are totally self funding and independent. We're so lucky to be well supported.
     

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