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Music and Memory Program

How Music Therapy Helps Aging Adults

Music & Memory is a research-based program designed to help older adults with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges find renewed joy and meaningfulness in their lives through music.

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Offered at no extra cost when you sign-up for home care services!

How does personalized music make a difference?

  • Older adults who participate in this program are happier, more social and receptive to care and family visits.
  • Personalized music can help to reduce reliance on anti-psychotic, anti-depressant and pain medications.
  • Music therapy can help reduce depression, anxiety and moderate pain.
  • Music can help clients recall memories and improve overall quality of life.
Music & Memory for Seniors
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“A woman with Frontotemporal dementia enrolled in the Music & Memory program who was experiencing an increase in aphasia. I told her how impressed I was that she was able to identify songs so quickly and she replied, ‘Oh, you have given me back words and memories. I feel like I’m 18 again! I’m right back in that moment – feeling those feelings.’”

— Music & Memory Certified Organization Serving Individuals Living at Home (2017)

What is Music & MemorySM?

Senior Enjoying Music Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Our caregivers are trained to develop personalized playlists, delivered through an iPod or mp3 player.

How does personalized music make a difference?

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  • Older adults who participate in this program are happier, more social and receptive to care and family visits.
  • Personalized music can help to reduce reliance on anti-psychotic, anti-depressant and pain medications.
  • Music therapy can help reduce depression, anxiety and moderate pain.
  • Music can help clients recall memories and improve overall quality of life.

Who can participate?

Senior and MusicAnyone can benefit from using Music & Memory, but we especially encourage our clients who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to participate and enjoy the benefits of the program. The following individuals may also benefit from Music & Memory:

  • Older adults who are bed-bound, on dialysis or ventilators
  • Older adults with chronic pain
  • Older adults who like to listen, dance or sing along to music

Our mission at Home Care Assistance is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in home care. As leaders in brain health, we understand the unique needs of those with dementia. Music therapy is shown to have a positive impact on recalling memories and emotions, and can enhance mental performance. To provide the best quality of care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, our caregivers are trained in Music & MemorySM.