A person living with dementia can spend her entire day being passive. She wakes up and is walked to the bathroom, dressed with help, fed and told where to go and what to do. For good reason, the physical safety is what is emphasized by those spending their time caring for a person living with dementia. But people with dementia have their own needs as well, including spiritual ones.
Music is a powerful way of accessing and igniting the souls of people with dementia. While the short term memory may be diminished, often music wakes up different parts of the brain. Music can captivate people living with dementia. They can sing, hum, and enjoy life in the present.