At last: I've just uploaded the final 13 tracks for the Hymns for Alzheimer's collection. I am delighted to now have 89 classic hymns, gospel songs, and spirituals, arranged specifically as sing-alongs for elders with dementia, available for anyone to download and use for free. Yes, I'm psyched 🙂 Today's new uploads include: All Creatures … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: The final batch!
The Hymns for Alzheimer’s project has taken a new leap into the world! I’ve recently partnered with Music & Memory, a wonderful nonprofit that trains caregivers how to create personalized music playlists for seniors with dementia. By donating my Hymns for Alzheimer's music files, Music & Memory members now have access to hymns and spiritual … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s new partner: Music & Memory
At long last, I'm delighted to put these gospel songs and spirituals into the world. Such joy! Thank you again to vocalists Cheryl Jackson and Curtis Reed, and pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Dr. Michael Williams, the fabulous musicians who lent their time, talent, and passion to making these sing-along songs a reality for elders with dementia and … Continue reading New free music downloads: Gospel songs and Spirituals!
If you spend any time around me, you know I love talking about the sing-along Hymns for Alzheimer's project. Here are the completed free downloads so far. (Exciting teaser: The gospels and spirituals set is DONE and will be uploaded to the site soon!) But you may be wondering: How did I choose which hymns … Continue reading How did I choose hymns for the Hymns for Alz project?
The Lenten Season may be the most revered of all Christian seasons -- and it officially starts next week on Wednesday, March 6, Ash Wednesday. (What happened to February??) Good news for those of you leading worship services for elders in your care: I've just updated all of the Lent, Passion Week, and Easter materials … Continue reading Ash Wednesday, Lent, & Easter services–plus hymnals
A friend emailed me this week and said that she was having trouble downloading the free hymn files. "I tried to download just one song but when I click on it once it opens and plays," she wrote. "I don't see the 3 vertical dots to download it. I'm not super technical so maybe I'm … Continue reading Trouble downloading hymns?
Hello friends! Now that I have the Hymns for Alzheimer's online, I'm busy updating ALL of the Worship Services currently on the site ... and even adding some new ones. I started to go alphabetically but then realized I should update them by the calendar (duh). So if you've downloaded one of these services lately, … Continue reading Updated worship services
Cue the fireworks! I am thrilled to announce that Phase 1 of the Hymns for Alzheimer's project is DONE! Go straight to the downloads on this page. Simply click on a song title, then click the three vertical dots to download that song file. Transfer each song file to a library in iTunes. Then you … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: DONE!!!
Whew. I am learning a lot about patience with this project! When I first starting making this Hymns for Alzheimer's dream a reality, I was sure I could complete it in just a few months -- five, tops. But here we are, a full nine months after my first blog that elicited feedback for the … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s: patience is a virtue …
Just a quick update on the Hymns for Alzheimer's project. It feels like a flower getting ready to bloom (hence the marigold image)! I'm thrilled to report: 60 hymns are now recorded and in the sound editing and mixing stage. I'm hoping to get them uploaded here in November -- woo hoo! I'm working to … Continue reading Hymns for Alzheimer’s project: getting close!