Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.
When Language Fails in Dementia, Use Music, Rhythm & Movement -- Teepa Snow Care Video: Teepa Snow shows caregivers what to do in middle-to-advanced dementia, where communication & language are diminished. Watch her explain the power of music. See her demonstrate how to use rhythm and movement when language fails.
8 Tips for Coping with Elderly Parents and Advanced Dementia A parent's physical decline or loss of memory due to dementia or Alzheimer's can cause anxiety, depression or just a niggling feeling of malaise inside.
19th century cranium with caries sicca caused by the gummatous lesions of syphilis. This is an extreme example of tertiary syphilis (neurosyphilis). Pitted lesions erode, heal and scar over many years and infection of the brain and other parts of the body along with advanced dementia would have also occurred.