Senior Health

The Top Tips for Non-Verbal Communication with Alzheimer's Patients

Music can connect to patients on a different level. Have them listen to their favorite song!

Music requires very little mental processing. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, singing or listening to music does not need the cognitive functions that most Alzheimer’s patients lack.

Using music for Alzheimer’s patients depends on the type of music your loved one liked to hear. You might have to try different genres of music until you hit on the best one for your situation. One sweet little lady with advanced Alzheimer’s loved to watch Westerns. When the music came on, she would tap her feet and hum along with the song. Listening to music from the old time Westerns became something she looked forward to in her day.