Healing Power of Music
Imagine being trapped inside your own body, your connections to your memories and people you hold dear muddled and confused. For many Ohioans with Alzheimer's
disease and other dementias, this is their world. But what if something as simple as a song could change that?
How it works
Music & MemorySM is an innovative
approach to dementia care pioneered by Dan Cohen and supported by neuroscience research. The program is an example of the type of person-centered care that Ohio is embracing. The Ohio Department of Aging is excited to bring this program to our state.
Music & MemorySM, individuals listen to their favorite music through the popular iPod digital music player. Music & MemorySM trains nursing home staff, other elder care professionals and family caregivers how to create and provide
personalized playlists that enable those struggling with dementia to reconnect with the world through memories triggered by the music they love. The process builds lasting, caring relationships and improves the care experience for all involved.
brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory. People with dementia, Parkinson's disease and other diseases that damage brain chemistry can reconnect to the world and gain improved quality of life from listening to personal music favorites.
Learn more about Music & MemorySM.
30 August 2016
Actor GENE WILDER passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, at the age of 83 holding hands with family members
as everyone sang his favorite song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Wilder had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years earlier. Music unlocks lives and sometimes gives back a few cherished memories.
connects us in so many diverse ways to life.