By Stormie Cueto
It’s a sad truth that as we age, our mentality and bodies change as time passes. The aging process can cause diseases in the brain such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. These life-changing diseases are thought to be caused by the deterioration of the brain. This disease not only has a huge affect on the person with the disease, but entire family. Some of us at Vibe can relate as we have family suffering from these conditions. Wanting to be able to reach out to families who are being affect by these diseases, we did some research regarding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We came across an article written by the Alzheimer’s Association stating that music therapy is great for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the many benefits of music therapy when given to those suffering from these diseases. Music can help with long-term memories and best results may occur when being presented music popular during the person’s youth. Some people may respond well to Rhythm & Blues, or to Hymns and Spiritual songs. Music from Glenn Miller and Lawrence Welk might also have very positive effects. Vibe has decided we would like to do our part in helping families affected by theses diseases and are offering 1 hour Music Therapy performances for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other illnesses. The hope is that Vibe can help bring back some good memories to those who are losing them. For prices and booking information please contact Vibe Performing Arts Studios at (661) 255-7464.