Music can serve as a helpful enrichment tool for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Music can also provide a way for people to connect with someone living with Alzheimer’s, even after verbal communication has become difficult.

When picking music for a person living with dementia, choose:

Music that’s familiar

A source uninterrupted by commercials

Engaging and communicating with someone with dementia can be challenging, but these tips can be helpful to encourage self-expression and minimize frustration. See more tips about how to pick music, PLUS learn how art can also enrich the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s.