Posts Tagged ‘the joy of music’

In my previous post I shared with you a video of my friend Janelle Johnson, who is the Director of the Prelude Campus in Woodbury, singing to my Mother for the holidays.  I was taken back by her generosity but did not hesitate to say “YES!”  I knew my Mother would love it and this video is proof of that.  Music always awakens her.  I thought I would share some still photos as well which capture the various “moments” in time as Mom listened and interacted with Janelle.  I hope you enjoy wonderful holiday gift not only was my Mother given, but it is one I will forever be able to cherish.


Starting to laugh

Direct Eye Contact

Eye Contact




If you would like more information on the Prelude Campus where Janelle works please see below for contact information.   Prelude is an amazing housing and care concept for people with Alzheimer’s.


Prelude Senior Living

707 Commerce Drive, Suite 410
Woodbury, MN  55125
651-501-6500  info@emmausco.com

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Music and Alzheimer’s Moments – Frosty the Snowman


This is my Mother, in her end stages of Alzheimer’s disease interacting with a friend of mine Janelle Johnson who was so kind and offered to sing to her.   Normally Mom is in her own little world these days, but she can be brought out and she just exudes joy.  Music is one of those little things we can give a person with dementia and it doesn’t have to cost anything.   Just remember it needs to be “their music,” which might not be yours.  What a moment to remember!

Please pay attention to the eye contact, hand movement, facial expressions, and ability to remember the beat even if unable to remember the words.

Thank you Janelle for bringing my Mother such great joy, you are an angel!

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