Learning How Music Can Help Manage Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia

Speaker: Music & Memory

Music & Memory helps people in nursing homes who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Its approach consists in training care professionals how to set up for patients personalized music playlists which tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can enable participants to feel alive again, socialize, and stay present. Music & Memory’s work is rooted in extensive neuroscience research.

Music Therapist John Abel shares a resident’s favorite music at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab in Atlanta, USA. Photo courtesy of Music & Memory.

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About This Speaker

Key Info about the Speaker

Name: Music & Memory
Type: Nonprofit
Founded in: 2010
Headquarters: Mineola, New York, USA
Operates in: USA; Canada; Australia; United Kingdom; Netherlands; Denmark; Israel; South Africa

Watch This Video

Trailer of Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett. New York City: Projector Media, 2014. Vimeo video. Posted by Alive Inside, November 2013. The film was the winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for US documentary.

Who Will Be Your Interlocutor?

Name: Manon Bruinsma
Title: Europe’s Regional Director at Music & Memory
More: Music Therapy Teacher at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2014–present


Learning Goals of the Videoconference

  • Examine the prevalence, demographics, and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.
  • Examine the behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
  • Explain how preferred-music listening intervention can provide a non-pharmacological alternative to reduce anxiety in older adults with dementia.
  • Identify the objectives, key programs, and accomplishments of a nonprofit healthcare organization whose mission is to support better healthcare for older adults with dementia.
  • Identify skills and strategies required to create effective change for a healthcare issue through social innovation.

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