Teepa recommends using music at least twice a day for both providers and those living with dementia. It's an available and powerful resource that can lift spirits, stimulate or calm behavior, and provide meaningful connection even when communication is limited. Because rhythm is typically a preserved skill for those effected by dementia, music becomes the gift and is a valuable tool if you know how to use it. When utilized with activity, music can promote a sense of value, and meaning or purpose. It can also help relax, calm, or change a mood when used in leisure or quiet times. Music allows a brain to organize as well, promoting arousal and movement for those who may have trouble getting started or energized. Emotional memories are hard-wired in the brain rythmically. Music is an effective and often quick way to elicit a sense of peace, joy, remembrance, and positive feelings for everyone.

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Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.