Mary Sue Wilkinson

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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.


  • 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

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

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Mary Sue’s CD2: 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 ––2

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