Musical Activities, especially in community settings can enhance the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of older adults. Music can improve mood and reduce agitation, encourage social interaction, help with memory recall and facilitate self-identity. These benefi ts can also have knock on eff ects on sleep patterns and improved appetite – for meals and for life in general! Most people can enjoy music – even those who do not play a musical instrument and those who cannot sing in tune may take pleasure from talking about, listening to, clapping to or moving to music.
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