Alex's Story

Alex came to live at CapitalCare Dickinsfield in November of last year not long after his wife passed away. He is an accomplished man and was extremely active and busy in his life as a veterinarian.

Alex had never been interested in singing in the past, but he did enjoy dancing and would often dance the night away at events. Alex started coming to the music program soon after he came to the centre.

With low vision, it is difficult for Alex to participate in some of the other activities offered at the centre. Music has given Alex the opportunity to continue on with dancing and ‘seeing’ things with ability rather than disability.

Alex’s whole week revolves around music programming. He requests his favourite songs such as “Tipperary” and “Red River Valley” and when he requests a song that no one knows, he laughs and happily sings it.

Both of his sons say how much Alex looks forward to music programs and how happy he is on those days. Even they enjoy coming to the music group with their dad and have expressed that they’ve never heard him
sing before.

Don’t stop the music

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