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Music & Memory

Music & Memory is an innovative and effective program that reconnects seniors with dementia or other chronic illnesses to the world around them through their favorite music using personalized playlists.

Re-connecting elders with their favorite music can vastly improve the quality of life regardless of the cognitive or physical status. It is especially powerful for those with Alzheimer's disease where it can restore, temporarily but repeatedly, the sense of self often lost when memory fails. 

Personalized music is no cure, but it may well be the best therapy currently available to millions suffering from dementia, depression, and loneliness. It can relieve boredom, empower choice, enable memory, and provide avenues for genuine communication with loved ones and caregivers.

Is this program right for you?

  • The iPod recipient must reside in Utah, Wasatch or Summit counties.
  • Recipient must be over the age of 60.
  • The caregiver must be willing to receive a telephone call from Mountainland Aging and Family Services.
  • The caregiver must be willing to provide feedback via entry and exit surveys explained and conducted by Mountainland Aging and Family Services employees.
  • A $30 donation fee is requested to help offset the cost of the program for your loved one.


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iPod, charger and iTunes gift card donations are desperately needed