iPods For The Elderly, is a no-cost program providing personalized music on iPods and MP3 players to those diagnosed with memory loss, Alzheimer’s & dementia.
iPods For The Elderly closely mirrors the national program developed by Music and Memory. (www.musicandmemory.org). The utilization of an iPod, or most recently, an MP3 player, customized with the music of a person’s life, often has the capacity for those with memory loss to remember who they are, who their family members are, what they did for work and hobbies, as well as communicate again…even after years of silence! Extensive research indicates that the portion of the brain that remembers music is the last lost to Dementia and Alzheimer’s…that hearing the music of one’s life has the ability to open the door to those memories when little else can.