28th Oct 2014

Senior Citizens Discover Memories through Drumming

Senior citizens dealing with Alzheimer’s are getting some drum therapy. A Fairfax County-based company, The Beat Goes On, travels around to various senior communities in and around Washington, DC, to give seniors an opportunity to participate in a drum circle. The Peninsula reports that the company was started by Alan Yellowitz in 2009 and his friend, Adam Mason, joined the next year. Since music is more resistant to dementia than other memories, drum therapy can help people dealing with this disease tap into some memories, if only for a little while. Playing instruments also helps the seniors connect with others. Read more here: Dementia patients get help from drumming