Connect With Joy

Loving someone living with dementia can be frustrating and painful. We know. But we also know the journey can be filled with love and joy.

We invite you to connect with us. Check out our care tips, our singalong videos, and our dementia-friendly magazine. Our resources are designed to connect people with memories and emotions and with each other.

CARE TIPS     SINGALONGS     MAGAZINE

 

Upcoming Public Singalongs:

3 pm on Tuesday, February 27 – Singalong at Flower Mound Senior Center

3 pm on Tuesday, March 5 – Singalong at Flower Mound Senior Center

11:30 am on Tuesday, March 19 – Senior Health Fair in Colleyville

New Singalong Videos: “I Love a Piano” and “Side by Side

Learn how Songs & Smiles brings joy to people during the Alzheimer’s journey. Featuring interviews with co-founders Eric and Sheryl Kolb, as well as with residents and staff members at local care facilities. Hear how the organization’s interactive singalongs and dementia-friendly magazines are helping people living with dementia connect with their memories and emotions, as well as with their family and friends.

Connect With Joy

A mother and her two daughters share a moment of joy at a Songs & Smiles event.

Connect With Joy

Connect With Joy

You love someone living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Let us join you on your journey.

Our resources are designed to keep you and your loved one connected.

CARE TIPS

SINGALONGS

MAGAZINE

Singalongs are a pocket of joy

Mother and daughter sharing a moment of laughter during a Songs & Smiles singalong.

Media

Read the article about Songs & Smiles published by The Dallas Morning News.

Listen to Eric on the Prime Life Podcast.

Listen to Eric on The ‘D’ Word on UK Health Radio.

Listen to Eric on the Music Helps podcast.

Listen to Eric on A Season of Caring podcast.

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Keep Your Family Connected

Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s presents unique challenges, and the journey can last for many years. Sadly, many caregivers get worn out and families often drift apart.

Everything we do is about keeping families connected during the journey. Join us in encouraging and supporting caregivers and families.

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READ “TALKING WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS ALZHEIMER’S”

READ “DEMENTIA CARE TIPS: CELEBRATING HOLIDAYS”

Eight ladies in the Beeson family line

Trish, whose maiden name was Beeson, celebrated her 78th birthday in 2017 together with the other “Beeson Ladies.” From left, Trish’s grandniece Sydney, niece Stacey, grandniece Emma, sister Mary, Trish, daughter Sheryl, niece Terri, and grandniece Grace.

Eric, Sheryl, and Trish at Family Party

Songs & Smiles co-founders Eric and Sheryl Kolb with Sheryl’s mom, Trish, in 2017, sharing a moment of joy during the Alzheimer’s journey. Eric and Sheryl helped care for Trish from the time of her diagnosis in 2008 until Alzheimer’s took her life in 2019.

Celebrate Life

We support caregivers and families during the Alzheimer’s journey, encouraging them to celebrate life with love and laughter. We know how hard it can be to connect with someone who has Alzheimer’s, but we also know the tremendous value of each person and every shared moment of joy.

So, we sing and we smile. We rethink how we have conversations, and we look for creative ways to connect.

READ “OUR STORY”

READ “FACING ALZHEIMER’S WITH SONGS, SMILES, AND JOY”

READ: CAREGIVER STORY: MY AUNT SUE AND UNCLE DALE

News & Events

3 pm on Tuesday, February 27 – Singalong Show at Flower Mound Senior Center

3 pm on Tuesday, March 5 – Singalong Show at Flower Mound Senior Center

11:30 am on Tuesday, March 19 – Senior Health Fair at Colleyville Center

For more dementia-friendly events in north Texas, visit: Dementia Friendly Denton CountyDementia Friendly Fort Worth, or Dementia Friendly Dallas.

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