Helping long term care residents with dementia feel calm, safe and happy

Dementia can be distressing to residents experiencing it as well as to their caregivers. While you can’t know what having dementia is like without the personal experience, and who wants that, you can often see visual signs of stress, anxiety, confusion, anger, and frustration. A safe and calm environment contributes to the quality of life …

Get with the beat: drumming for well-being

Drumming is cultural, spiritual, playful, and healing.  What an extraordinary statement from a child of the 1970’s.  For me, the word “drumming’ used to evoke memories of rock and roll drum solos; the outcome of which was usually ringing ears and angry parents.   Now I recognize drumming as a modality used in complementary and alternative …