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 Participating in the things you enjoy and sharing your talents helps prevent anger, depression, and loneliness.  Participating in the things you enjoy and sharing your talents helps prevent anger, depression, and loneliness. However, sharing personal talents when you have limited mobility can be tricky but, there are ways to share your talents with others and connect with those that have similar interests. Technology and the Internet have opened up doors for people who otherwise may not have an opportunity to share their writing, to share their voices and music, and to share their artwork.

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Music can play a valuable part in caregiving. It can stimulate wonderful memories and positive emotions. Here is some information about the use of music in caregiving.

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Regardless of preferences on genre and style, music is something that all people can appreciate, no matter their age.

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Music therapy can help seniors at risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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A four-month study found that individuals with Alzheimer's disease can increase brain function by singing songs from hit musicals, The Guardian reported.

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After suffering an injury or medical condition, some patients are prescribed music therapy. This form of rehabilitation uses music to help individuals socially, cognitively, physically, emotionally or developmentally. 

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Incorporating music as a part of Alzheimer's care services can help ease the challenges that accompany the disease. Music can be used to effectively alter your client's mood, manage agitation caused by stress and activate the brain's cognitive abilities. It can also help with motor skills because the rhythmic patterns can evoke subconscious memories. Music isn't only soothing for the person with Alzheimer's disease either. Caregivers and family members can also benefit from the stress-relieving properties of music therapy.

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