Nostalgic musicals are so calming to family members with dementia. A catchy tune or familiar song can bring back pleasant memories. Providing a playlist on the phone or a familiar CD of songs can help soothe and calm a mind going through this process.
Perhaps it can be a favorite composer, broadway lineup or beloved symphony composer. This will be a lovely way to provide comfort and joy. Some beloved artists are Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Chopin, Barbra Streisand and Schubert. Ask for some suggestions if you aren't familiar with their particular favorites. This is a lovely way to help ease the stress from dementia.