Our Grand Piano takes centre stage in Memoirs restaurant and bar. At the start of this month, we had Bethan come and play for our residents.

Music has been shown to have many positive effects on a person’s well-being. Neuroscientists have found that, by stimulating hits of dopamine, music can actually heighten positive emotion in the reward centres of a person’s brain. When this happens, a person will often feel a sense of elation. The positive effects don’t stop there, however. Music is good for reducing stress and anxiety. Listening to music can prevent increases in heart rate and blood pressure, and decrease levels of cortisol–all biological markers of stress. Managing stress is an important skill, not only for senior citizens but for all people.

It is no surprise then as music has such a positive impact on people, that Bethan’s morning with us was well received and we look forward to welcoming her back soon!

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