Tomorrow is World Piano Day which occurs yearly on the 88th day of the year. Interesting fact: this day of the year matches the number of keys on a piano. The goal is to showcase the joy of playing the piano and highlight the celebration of music.
Music makes Private Home Health Care think about music therapy and the great benefits it has both physical and mental. Music therapy is very popular and often offered in assisted living facilities and living spaces for the elderly.
Physically, music therapy gets us involved in playing simple instruments, singing or dancing. This promotes physical activity and can help heart and cardiovascular health, muscle strength and bone density. Balance, coordination and flexibility, distraction from pain and lifting spirits are other benefits. All important to us as we age.
Mentally, music can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. The elderly can feel isolated so group music therapy can bring people together and help communication. For those afflicted with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s music can help them access happy memories. For patients who have trouble communicating, music can give them a way to express themselves with their caregivers.
Private Home Health Care loves music and hopes tomorrow everyone can enjoy the type of music they love and extend it all through the year!