The Need for Personalised Music
People living in long-term healthcare services often leave behind their familiar surroundings, faces and even their favourite music. Despite the best efforts of loved ones, their lives often lack meaning, spontaneity, choice and reliable social interaction.
Personalised music can change that. Music & Memory connects people experiencing a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges with their individual histories to find renewed meaning and connection.
Our Simple and Effective Approach
While we wait for cures, the Music & Memory program is an accessible approach that offers immediate joy and results. We train care professionals to create personalised music playlists and deliver them via MP3 players to those in their care. These musical favourites tap deep memories and emotions that can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialise and stay present.
Music & Memory’s work is rooted in extensive neuroscience research. The results can be nothing short of miraculous.
Meet Henry, who suffered from dementia for a decade and barely said a word to anyone—until Music & Memory set up an iPod program at his nursing home:
Make a Bigger Difference
There are millions like Henry struggling to escape the isolation of dementia. Please help them feel alive again through MUSIC & MEMORY.