Does this sound like you?
For starters, you probably enjoy music. Let’s face it. Almost everyone does.
You may have someone in your life – either personally or professionally – who is living with dementia.
You could be a family member, a care partner, a neighbor, or a friend. Maybe you are a CNA, a nurse, a Life Enrichment Professional, a home health aide, a manager or an owner of a senior living community.
Because you are following Singing Heart to Heart, you understand some of the benefits of using music with elders and with people living with dementia.
If you are caring for someone living with dementia, you may be feeling short on time and energy and wish something could make your job a little easier.
Maybe you wish you could make someone’s day a little brighter, share some joy, have a more meaningful visit.
Maybe you are musically inclined, but maybe you’re not. Either way, you may not quite know how to get started.
Maybe you’ve tried to do some music and didn’t have much luck getting people engaged. But you’re ready and willing to learn and try something new.
Here’s where I come in.
If you’re reading this, you know I’m Mary Sue, the founder of Singing Heart to Heart.
You probably know I’m passionate about the power of music; how it connects people, and how it uniquely touches our hearts and souls.
I’m also passionate about my mission to bring music back into the lives of seniors, especially those who are living with dementia for whom engaging with music can be so beneficial.
I love music, I love to sing, and I love to lead music sessions for seniors.
If you were reading my resume you’d see that I’m a professional musician, a career educator, an author, and an experienced speaker and trainer. Leading dementia care educator Teepa Snow, founder of Positive Approach to Care, endorses my work and she contributed to my book.
But the most important thing you should know about me is that my heart is in my work. I care about bringing music back into the lives of seniors. And I care about you.
I lead close to 400 music sessions each year. But I can’t be everywhere and there are only so many songs I can sing in a day.
That’s why I’m so glad we are connected.
Because my goal is to help you learn to harness the power of music.
You don’t have to be me and you don’t have to be a professional musician.
But you do have to do something.
So…May I help you?
Take a look at the list below. Choose something. Commit to learning something new today about how to use music in care. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
- Read some of the other posts on my blog where I share tips and strategies and inspiration.
- Dig into the rich Resource Library on this website.
- Follow me on Facebook where I share a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
- Listen to this recent podcast I recorded with All Things Senior.
- Head over to the Singing Heart to Heart YouTube Channel and watch a quick training video
- Purchase my book or one of my sing along CDs.
- Invite me to present at your local conference, community event or staff training.
- Ask me a question. MarySue@SingingHeartToHeart.com