Lady singing with music therapist in supported living

Sylvia’s Story

Music has always been a big part of Sylvia’s life and she likes to have music on in her room in the supported living setting where she lives.

Music has always been a big part of Sylvia’s life and she likes to have music on in her room in the supported living setting where she lives. Sylvia has dementia and Down’s Syndrome. She also loves music, but when Sylvia started music therapy she was often withdrawn and would sit quietly during sessions.

However, over time, Sylvia began to engage – she started singing, seeking interaction and engaging with instruments. While other members of the group were playing, she would reach out towards them in encouragement and often dance in response!

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