Today I brought my Stories Love Music program to a class of Care Givers at The Alzheimer's Association. I began by introducing what the program is and how music and story telling are in a relationship together. I then led them through an interactive series of exercises using music, verbal prompts and story telling. The response was better then i imagined. So many of the care givers shared what music meant to them, how it lifted their spirits, brought them out of depression, connected them to their roots and most importantly how it allowed them to see what they had each over come in their lives. We played music for them, they shared stories that the music brought up. This was a special experience for care givers, the people who work so hard lifting others up. And in the next session with them, i will teach the components of this work and how they can apply it to their people with Dementia.
Stay tuned and thanks for reading,