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Many of us have either heard or seen the incredible effects that music can have on people with dementia.
Learn more about the Music & Memory Program, a non-profit organization bringing personalized music to seniors to “vastly improve [their] quality of life.” Thus far, the program has provided iPods to over 140 residences in North America.
The Music & Memory Program
The world was introduced to the Music & Memory organization through a YouTube video that went viral upon its release. The video featured a senior, Henry, who had suffered from dementia for a decade and was very withdrawn, unable to communicate… until Music & Memory gave Read more
World renowned Alzheimer’s expert, musician, neurologist and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. has co-founded an app to help engage people with dementia through music. The SPARK Memories Radio app is a streaming music app that creates personalized playlists to reduce agitation in people who have the disease.
Learn more about how the app can help improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia.
The Impact of Music on the Brain
Dr. Tanzi states that our brains are emotionally stimulated to become more aware when we hear the music Read more