Music and Mood


We all love listening to our favorite songs- signing along with the radio, remembering where we were and who we were with when we first heard a certain song. We all know that music can be great fun, but did you know it can also be good for you?

Music has a wonderful ability to bring out our emotions-boosting our mood and helping us to connect with others. According to Bethesda Health, music can improve our mood by reducing our stress hormones, improving our feelings of anxiety. This article published in Frontiers in Psychology describes the ways in which music has been shown to improve memory. Music has also been shown to improve behavior and mood in dementia patients.

So why not start playing your favorite songs every day to boost your mood? Need a place to start? Try this playlist from Golden Cares. You could even start thinking about learning how to play an instrument- if the Rolling Stones are still playing in their 70s, you can too!