music for seniors

Music Gets the Toe Tapping at Any Age

By ciminocare


Music is a great way to improve the quality of life for older adults. Many studies show the benefits of music. It reduces stress, anxiety, and pain. It also can  improve immune function, helps memory, and encourages exercise.

It has been well documented that music reaches those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music helps people reminisce and go back and relate to emotions and experiences, which is why it’s often recommended for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It reduces anxiety and agitation and boosts happiness and engagement. 

Top songs for every generation

In order to benefit from music, it’s important to play songs that anyone, including seniors enjoy and connect with. There’s something for every generation, starting with the 1930s for those who are 90+ years old and up to the 1960s for songs to help everyone remember their youth.

Here are some of the top artists and highly rated “best of” albums from each decade. If you like you can click the links to see albums suggestions

Top hits for those 90+ years

Top hits for those 80+ years 

Top hits for those 70+ years

Top hits for those 60+ years

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