AS A CAREGIVER, YOUR VOICE, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, AND BODY GESTURES HAVE CAPACITY TO EXPRESS EMOTION
"and STIMULATE the preserved ability of persons with dementia to express and perceive a rich variety of emotional and cognitive reactions AND bring mutual/reciprocal exchange.
For evidence-based intervention research in dementia care on this subject, visit Eva Goetell at www.dementiacaresinging.com"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPEN THE DIALOGUE WITH JULIA
Julia Soto Lebentritt is a 'lullabologist' and the owner of Spontaneous Care Communications. Her life work recording, presenting and producing lullabies from the many cultures that make up our American society is commended for clarification of the lullaby as a genre and exploration of multicultural settings. Several national, state and local grants were awarded her lullaby projects resulting in numerous performances, productions and workshops about the transitional use of music and song for all ages. As an eldercare case manager, bereavement facilitator, therapeutic activities director and a family member, she is a caregiver using lullaby traditions. She has certification in Alzheimer's disease management and a master's in fine arts in creative writing.
About the Book
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015:
Grateful for this email received Jan 2 from G. Allen Power, MD, FACP, Geriatrician, Author, Educator:
I have used some of my holiday downtime to work on the huge pile of books that has accumulated by my bedside. I t has been several months since I spoke in Albany and you so kindly gave me a copy of your book, As Long as You Sing, I'll Dance. Your guide is both practical and also anchored in those things that speak to our deep strengths - those that are most durable even in the face of dementia - such as music, rhythm, and movement. Thanks for writing a clear and compelling guide for those who struggle with creating true engagement. Best of Luck in 2015.
Al Power, author of Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care and Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being
Author Interview with Joe Nash at Colonie Public Library
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