Music Filled with Memories
by Laura Case,
PAC Customer Service Support
Music is so amazing and so are the memories that come with it. Hearing certain songs reminds us of the good ole days, church hymns, dances we attended, car rides, fun concerts, and gatherings with friends and family. Thinking back on my upbringing from watching the Lawrence Welk Show with my grandparents and Hee Haw with my family, to growing up in the 1980’s, which I’d have to say it has to be my favorite decade of music. I also have wonderful memories of attending concerts with family and friends that I hold close to my heart.
When I became a mother, I enjoyed comforting my children with lullabies until they fell asleep in my arms, even if I don’t have the best voice. The moments I spent rocking and singing songs to them will be with me forever.
All of us have a love for different genres of music and it’s a great go to during any time of the day. Recently, I was at a Memory Care and a resident who doesn’t say much normally began singing every word when the music began playing. It was so beautiful to listen to her sing with a twinkle in her eye. Music has such a huge impact on all of us and for those precious people living with dementia it brings back such amazing memories to them. Music is a great connector for everyone. What are some of your favorite songs?
As I reflect on my personal music experience, I would like to share with you that Positive Approach® to Care has a nice selection of music in our store, click here. We have recently added more music to provide a wider selection for those interested in different genres. Please feel free to view our music, as you will find: Gospel, Country, Big Band, Jazz, Lullabies, and much more. We are having a special for the month of May for any musical resource you purchase, you will receive a 10% discount. When you visit our music selection in our store and you are ready to checkout please enter the promo code: MAYMUSIC20 for your 10% discount, this offer is good until May 31st. Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the music, either by yourself or share it with your family and friends. Enjoy reminiscing as you listen to your favorite songs.
Laura lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family. She joined PAC in 2016 after working at an assisted living community, in which she still visits and volunteers to see her friends. In her teenage years, her grandparents moved in with her family. She enjoyed spending time with them and helping them in many ways until they became sick. That is when she realized how much the older generation has to offer with their wisdom, their stories from years past, and valuing the time to share with others in this busy world we live in…take time to smell the roses.