Alzheimer’s Assoc alz.org description of program.
The Music and Memory program (recently featured in the movie Alive Inside) commenced in the Heart of America Chapter NYC in the summer of 2014. Following the successful national implementation in New York, this program highlights, and utilizes, the power of music. Because music is stored in many areas of the brain and is a basic part of what makes us human, using music associated with personal memories helps reach and engage the person with dementia even as memory fails. Using personalized music can help to decrease the instance of difficult behaviors, connect with loved ones at any stage of the disease, improve communication, and increase overall quality of life.
Call 913.831.3888 or email michelle.niedens@alz.org for more information on how to enroll a person in the program or how to volunteer to host an iPod drive or fundraising event.