Songs from musicals connect us with special memories. “Mary Poppins” is one of my personal favorites, and I have shared many songs from that movie with residents at memory care facilities.
It’s amazing to see people, some of whom now have trouble putting sentences together, sing along with “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” That’s a perfect example of the power of music. Think about it. None of us would even know that word if it wasn’t for the song.
The wonderful music for the 1964 Disney film was written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. The brothers wrote many catchy songs for Disney movies, including songs for “The Parent Trap” and “The Jungle Book.”
Sing along with the movie.
Watching musical movies together can be a wonderful way to connect with your loved one living with dementia.
Julie Andrews lights up the screen in the musical movie version of “Mary Poppin” from 1964. “A Spoonful of Sugar” has funny verses, plus a super-catchy chorus. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is a mouthful, but it’s a very singable mouthful. The singable soundtrack also includes “I Love to Laugh” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”
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