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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Power of Music: Senior Music Therapy is Medicine for the Mind

Music has the ability to take us back in time, evoking memories and feelings from the past. When used as therapy, music can be beneficial for seniors as medicine for the mind.

Clinical studies can vouch for the health benefits of a medically approved music therapy regimen. Listening to music can elevate a persons mood and get them in a better mind frame for the rest of the day.

Not only is music uplifting and a great way for people to connect but it also helps those suffering from memory loss and social isolation.

With diseases like dementia, seniors may lose different memory aspects like short-term memory, speech or hearing but since music is stored in almost all areas of the brain its much easier to retain.

In extreme cases seniors are inert, possibly depressed, unresponsive and almost unalive.

Listening to their favorite songs energizes them, singing and dancing along, easily becoming animated by the music.

In some sense, the power of music restores and helps seniors remember who they are and reacquire their identity.

Surprisingly, some senior residences do not have a quality sound PA system. Music therapists may struggle singing or playing music to small groups using the in house sound equipment that is often unreliable or of poor quality.

AmpliVox Sound Systems offers lightweight portable public address systems to support music therapy programs for senior residents, enabling retirement communities to play music and participate in sing-alongs, in addition to hosting live musicians and small performances.

Recommended Small PA Systems for Senior Music Therapy

Dual Audio Pal

Built-in dual channel wireless microphone system featuring two person simultaneous usage. One person can be using the wireless handheld microphone while another uses the headset or lapel microphone.

Loaded with a media player that gives you the ability to play recorded audio from a SD card or a USB thumb drive and includes FM radio with remote control.

Audio Portable Buddy

An easy-to-carry sound system in a briefcase-style design for indoor or outdoor use, powerful enough to reach larger audiences. Stream audio from any Bluetooth® equipped smartphone or tablet.

A proven "Road Warrior", specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure for exceptional durability and portability. Great for tour guiding and field trips.

AirVox PA System

Our new portable system that combines a powerful central PA with supplementary wireless speakers for wide area coverage without cords or complicated set-up.

The AmpliVox AirVox Mobile PA System is the ideal battery powered, all-in-one wireless compact portable PA solution with Bluetooth® connectivity.