Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – “I am still here.” – How to use music to engage a person, to spark memories and to create experiences for those with cognitive losses, physical challenges or mental health issues.

No matter what a person’s current physical, cognitive or mental health challenges may be, they are still able to communicate and engage with their inner self and with those around them through music.  This week’s guest, Michael Rossato-Bennett, the Writer, Director and Producer of ALIVE INSIDE – winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for U.S. Documentary discusses his award winning film and how it has inspired a movement that brings music into the lives of those that have physical, emotional and cognitive challenges.  Learn more about the Music and Memory program here.

Do you worry about a loved one’s safety in the home environment.  There are many products that can help to increase one’s safety in the home.  This week’s Resource Report features ParentGiving – an on-line store with over 10,000 products for seniors and others with physical or cognitive challenges.