Music and Memory seeks to improve quality of life for older adults by providing personalized music via digital technology. The program enables those struggling with Alzheimer’s dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges so that they can reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
Benefits include the reduction of depression, anxiety, and challenging behavior, as well as increasing quality of life, communication, and social engagement. It also restores identity and person-hood, offsets boredom, isolation, pain, and depression, and stimulates participation in activities and therapies. It offers an alternative to pharmacologic interventions.
Please stay tuned for more information about this program’s launch in York in 2017. In the meantime, learn more by visiting www.musicandmemory.org.