Connecting through Music
Simon Law is an award-winning songwriter, producer, and performer with two Grammy awards. Not only is music a large part of Simon’s life, but it was also an important piece of his father’s life even after he was diagnosed with dementia. Simon’s father appreciated music and especially loved the sounds of the Caribbean. Simon and his father were able to stay connected through the music they enjoyed.
Simon reflects on his time working at the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy and making the documentary “Music is Life” https://youtu.be/6bfYnZTMFRc and speaks about his new pursuit with the Bitove Method www.thebitovemethod.com an online program.
The full version of “Try a Little Kindness” can be viewed at https://youtu.be/v7reLCS6Qq8. More information on Voices in Motion including a train the trainer program can be found at https://voicesinmotionchoirs.org and www.facebook.com/VoicesInMotionChoirs
The full version of “Music Takes You Higher” can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2HcRUEbJiM
The full documentary from which the final clip was taken can be found at “ The Intergenerational Choir Project - Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex” https://youtu.be/L5o3Nh6ydb
Other Canadian resources include:
The Toronto Recollective is a weekly musical group that helps people with a cognitive impairment gain a new social network, rediscover a sense of accomplishment and find joy through music-making. https://www.recolectiv.ca
Several Alzheimer Societies offer customized recorded music for people. You can learn more at https://musicproject.ca/
Resources for this episode can be found under the following sections on our resource page: Arts & DementiaTranscript View Resources