Music with Seniors
My work with AAD Bermuda
AAD was established as Charity 929 in 2012 to give much-needed support to people living with dementia in Bermuda, along with their families and caregivers. Along with practical resources and emotional support, AAD provides financial assistance for medications and equipment to those in need, along with free home assessments and occupational therapy. AAD also organises weekly activities for those with dementia through a partnership with WindReach Recreational Village, Warwick, and Peace Lutheran Church, Paget—including art, music, laughter therapy, bocce ball and animal interaction. I have been playing music for seniors affected by dementia for many years and I am always amazed by the joy that music brings to them. Music and art can enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer's, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.
You can find Tony and his guitar at Peace Lutheran Church Hall (South Road, Paget) every Tuesdays 2 - 3pm and Thursdays 11am until 12 noon.
» Go to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) Bermuda to learn about their activities or if you wish to donate
» Read "Tony Brannon On Therapeutic Power Of Music" on Bernews
» Read "Music Therapy Session To Mark Alzheimer’s Day" on Bernews