February means it’s Grammy season and the sound of music is all around. This month we celebrate the caregivers, like our friend Holly Robinson Peete, who are musical stars and caregivers as well as luminaries in the music business such as interviews with Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Alan and David Osmond, of loved ones. On a somber note we share the caregiving story of Casey Kasem, who was known best for his radio show, “America’s Top 40” but in his later years became a case study in how families need to have the C-A-R-E Conversation to avoid conflict and event elder abuse. We’ll also share articles about the power of music to heal – through music therapy or just providing the “food for the soul” all caregivers need.
Here are our articles that show music is a must for every caregiver:
Alzheimer’s App Uses Singing to Boost Mood (originally published on PBS Next Avaenue)
Holly Robinson Peete’s Most Challenging Role – Sandwich Generation Caregiver (Holly’s in-depth story found in Sherri’s book, A Cast of Caregivers)
Catherine Zeta Jones – a caregiver’s self-care mental health plan (who won her Oscar – also happening this month – for her singing/dancing role in Chicago)
Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)
The Osmond Family’s Greatest Act – Winning the Daily Battle Against MS (Sherri interviewed both Alan and Davis Osmond for her book, A Cast of Caregivers)
Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)
And, many of the articles on our Caregiving Club site and the wealth of information we provide can be found in our CEO, Sherri Snelling’s book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories To Help You Prepare to Care.