Voice of the Last Frontier
Voices of the Last Frontier Chorus is a program for those living with dementia, their care partners, and community volunteers. Sessions include an engaging hour of singing, group activities, and sharing of stories. Making music has been shown to help exercise the brain, reduced anxiety, and allows those involved an opportunity to socialize.
Voices of the Last Frontier is currently on pause while we restructure. We’ll be relaunching this program soon. If you are interested in participating in our Chorus once we relaunch it, please let us know so we can keep in touch with you.
Check out KTUU’s story about the chorus and Ruralite’s article. This program is based on the Giving Voice Initiative.
For further inquiries or to find out more about other music therapy options, call us at 907-561-3313. Find out more about the power of music and its effects on Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
More about music and its effects on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
Music is transformative for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD); it can trigger memories that bring a person living with dementia into a more engaged state. This may happen because when we learn music, it is stored in “procedural memory,” which is used for routines and repetitive activities. When a person progresses through dementia, procedural memory is frequently left intact. Read more about the awakening effect music has on individuals experiencing ADRD here.
Watch how a chorus can provide an activity in which care partners could participate together with others and perhaps slow the inevitable cognitive decline, like it has for 82 year old Ann Hope.