NCC18 Presenter: Diane Glittenberg


NCC18 Presenter: Diane Glittenberg

Join Diane for the following session during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Personalized Music: A Powerful Form of Therapy for Persons with Dementia on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.
Music therapy is a new and exciting treatment in the area of dementia. The use of music with persons with dementia shows promising results, giving them some sense of clarity in recalling memories.
The presentation will discuss the following topics:
1. How does Personalized Music help patients with dementia?
2. Does Personalized Music work better than random music?
3. Does Personalized Music reduce the need for anti-psychotic drugs used to treat Sundowning?
4. How does Personalized Music awaken a person with dementia that can no longer speak or even recognize their family members?

Diane and her co-presenter, Andrew Koch, will share information from research studies on how music as a form of therapy works and share personal experiences that Diane has had with music and persons with dementia. We will explore how to bring music into your own personal situation. Personalized Music can also be a source of comfort for the caregiver as well, helping the caregiver to be their best in the worst of times. Music sparks memories, some happy, some sad, but it is very powerful. It can calm the soul, create energy and excitement and bring a sense of joy into a persons life. Knowing how music helps gives us the power to become our best.

Diane studied vocal music at the University of Illinois and continues to sing in her church choir and at other events. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Certified Caregiving Consultant, and a Certified Caregiving Educator. She cared for her father, who had dementia, and cared for her mother who had Lewy Body Dementia.

After losing her position as a manager at a jewelry store, she decided to take a different direction for her career. She now works for Comfort Keepers and helps other family members take care of their loved ones so that they can remain in their homes for a long as possible. This past July she got promoted to the Continuing Education Administrator position at Comfort Keepers. She enjoys being able to train and share her experiences with the caregivers. This has been the most rewarding career choice she has ever made. She looked for ways to bring comfort to her mother and began looking into music and how it would help. She shares her vocal talents with the resident's at a local nursing home once a month. She enjoys seeing the residents' faces brighten up when singing their favorite Hymns and songs.
Diane hopes to be able to help other caregivers to create personalized music playlists for their carees and for themselves.

Meet Diane in the video below which we recorded during our Virtual Caregiving Summit in May.

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We are so grateful to the following sponsors for making our conference possible:

~ AARP ~

~ Seniors BlueBook ~ Seniorlink ~ Henry Ford Health System CARE Program ~

~ Society of Certified Senior Advisors ~ Mindlight ~