Music is a powerful tool for managing emotions.   My dear husband Richard had Parkinson’s and Lewy-body dementia, and needed 24 hour caregiver support.  We listened to his favorite rock music to get him up and ready for the day.  We listened to classical music to calm down, or get ready for a nap or bed.  Many of us know the power of music in our own lives.

I was intrigued but not surprised to learn that patients undergoing surgery who listen to soothing music while under anesthesia may wake up feeling less pain and require less pain medicine.

This is important to all of us, but especially important when your loved one, or you, have special challenges. Here is the link to the full article.


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