Nursery rhymes! My mum is 90 and has vascular and Alzheimer's dementia. Mum has lived in a care home for the past year and settled in pretty well. She was never musical but I have found she really responds well to my singing nursery rhymes! She joins in and seems to be able to recall quite a lot of the words. I suppose the repetition and the rhyming is helpful. Anyway, it works, and always makes mum laugh, which she hasn't done for a long time.