The Voices In Motion Blog

Your Inner Game of Music

Your Inner Game of Music

So singing engages your entire brain. Not only that, but if you just THINK about singing the music, your brain is active and engaged in learning the music, even before you make a sound.

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Purpose and Meaning

Purpose and Meaning

As a bereavement educator and counselor, I have discovered that when you remove meaning and purpose, you remove someone’s heart and passion for living fully. So much of loss is about our individual identity. It’s often linked to an internal search for purpose and meaning.

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Research Helps Shape Dementia Policy

Research Helps Shape Dementia Policy

The next 6 months represents a particularly exciting period for VIM research. As many as 10 research projects will be ongoing simultaneously, with plans to share these findings locally with the VIM community, as well as nationally and internationally at scientific research conferences.

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People Who Need People

People Who Need People

This term’s musical theme: People Who Need People. Nothing can replace one-on-one, authentic, caring community where we can belong. We need each other!

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Relational Disruptions in Dementia

Relational Disruptions in Dementia

Following a dementia diagnosis, you might experience a change in your existing relationships with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
This is difficult to understand especially since you need more support and a listening ear more than ever.

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Challenge Stigma During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Challenge Stigma During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Canadians living with dementia are going public for a third consecutive year in an effort to change hearts and minds. They are courageously stepping forward with their personal stories in the Alzheimer Society’s nation-wide campaign, I live with dementia. Let me help you understand as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January.

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We’re more than a choir. We’re family.

We’re more than a choir. We’re family.

I was excited when I heard about the Voices in Motion Choir as it brought together my love of music and my volunteer work. I was seeing how music could carry people back in time and bring back memories, or just bring happiness with beautiful melodies—it was a very satisfying pleasure indeed.

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Music and Me

Music and Me

Little did I know how passionate I would become about choral music and its benefits in my life. I just couldn’t get enough – the harmonies that were created when different voice types sang together – it was magical.

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How does one define grief?

How does one define grief?

One definition that people have found helpful is this: Grief is your reaction to what you miss that you no longer have that used to be. Those with dementia can face compounded losses as the disease progresses. Family members also experience challenges as they watch their loved one transition in their dementia journey.

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What did I do wrong?

What did I do wrong?

Diversion, my favourite tactic. It’s like pointing out a cat or a squirrel to my dog. All things before the chase ensues has been forgotten. Since my Mom’s dementia has progressed to the point of having a non-existent short-term memory, the hope of maintaining any type of conversation has dried up.

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To Be Known

To Be Known

Susan-Rose and Bram are a duet in our Voices in Motion choir. We went out for lunch and heard about the early days of their time in Montreal, how they met and all the juicy moments in between. We learned about their careers, hobbies, and family members. We laughed a lot together.

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