Mary Sue Wilkinson

Episode Info:

Did you know that there are close to 10 million cases of dementia worldwide? That is one case of dementia every 3 seconds. Suffice it to say, it’s no longer just a challenge specific to a country but it has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Today we have Mary Sue Wilkinson, an educator and a professional musician. She is the author of “Songs You Know By Heart: A Simple Guide For Using Music In Dementia Care.” Mary Sue is also a public speaker and trainer. She leads hundreds of music sessions each year for seniors and has recorded two sing-along CDs.

Topics

  • How her journey started towards dementia care
  • How music helps dementia patients
  • Five reasons why she thinks music is a tool in dementia care
  • How family caregivers can figure out what kind of music their parents enjoyed when they were young
  • How someone working at assisted living facilities or retirement homes can incorporate music
  • Her works and CDs

Quote:
“Someone who is singing with you or to you is probably not there to hurt you.”

Links:
Host’s email: Rafiq@SeniorsPodcast.com
Sponsor’s Link – Right at Home: www.rightathomecanada.com
All Things Senior’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllThingsSeniors

Mary Sue’s Website: www.SingingHeartToHeart.com
Mary Sue’s Email Address: MarySue@SingingHeartToHeart.com
Mary Sue’s Twitter: @YoungatHeartMus
Mary Sue’s Instagram: singing_heart_to_heart
Mary Sue’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Mhx0bIjD03YXHsAcwUt-A/featured
Mary Sue’s CD1: Songs You Know By Heart: https://singinghearttoheart.com/songs-you-know-by-heart-cd
Mary Sue’s CD2: Sing Along With Mary Sue: Folk Song Favorites For Young And Old – https://singinghearttoheart.com/sing-along-with-mary-sue-folk-song-favorites-for-young-and-old
Mary Sue’s Book: Songs You Know By Heart: A Simple Guide For Using Music In Dementia Care – https://singinghearttoheart.com/songs-you-know-by-heart-a-simple-guide-for-using-music-in-dementia-care–2

Research Link: https://musicandmemory.org/music-brain-resources/current-research/
Did You Know Segment: https://www.alz.co.uk/research/statistics

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