Music can transport you to another time or place -it’s a powerful gift and a great responsibility. Some songs though can trigger unwanted emotions, they’re called Red Flag Songs. 🔴
When introducing a new song to a person with dementia, it’s important to look out for signs of distress or agitation. If you notice the person becoming upset, stop the session and focus on the person you’re with. Comfort them until the moment’s passed.
Keep a record of Red Flag Songs to ensure that they’re not played again, and don’t get demotivated! Playlists, when used safely, are a great bonding opportunity