Music & Memory: The iPod Project
Research is being done to discover the healing power of music for Alzheimer’s patients. Music & Memory works to help elders in care facilities suffering from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music.
Though the relief is only temporary and does not reverse Alzheimer’s, the presence of familiar music has been shown to help patients recall memories and be more social for the short term.
This incredible video shows the remarkable change in some Alzheimer’s patients who listen to music from their past.
To learn more about Music & Memory’s revolutionary work, check out their website. They have a wealth of information available on their research. There is also a section available specifically for caregivers wanting to incorporate personalized music into a loved one’s life.