1. 247- Dementia Friendly Music Engagement Alzheimer's Caregivers 54:16
Alexis Baker of Bridgetown Music Therapy

This episode is the one I needed to hear years ago when I first started taking care of my Mom. Regular listeners know that I struggled to connect with my Mom even when I tried using her favorite music. For some, it may be as easy as finding music they relate to, but what about caregivers like myself? How do we use music as an enjoyable way to engage with our loved ones? My biggest challenge was finding music that was her favorite.

I’m chatting with Alexis Baker of Bridgetown Music on the show today. She is a music therapist who shares many tips and advice on successfully incorporating music into our care. We understand the ability of music to change our mood. Utilizing this powerful tool can bring joy to our care recipients’ lives and help them shift to a more positive mindset.

If, after hearing this episode, you need more one-on-one instruction, you can find Alexis at http://singingathome.com/.

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After helping care for her grandmother who had vascular dementia, Jennifer realized her Mother was showing signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. After the death of her father in 2017 Jennifer went searching for answers to many of the common questions and Alzheimer’s caregiver faces. Being a busy entrepreneur Jennifer realized that a podcast would be the easiest way to learn more about caregiving while completing other tasks.

Sadly, in late 2017 she only found one and it didn’t quite address what she was looking for, so she did the next best thing, and started her own. The Fading Memories podcast is now in it’s fourth year and despite the death of her Mom in March 2020, Jennifer is still talking to caregivers and still learning how to be an excellent caregiver. On the podcast she discusses caregiving, brain health, self-care and how to age well.