Music & Memory

In hundreds of care facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada, Music & Memory is helping thousands of individuals living with chronic cognitive and physical impairments to reconnect with family, friends and caregivers.


Now this remarkable program is available in Australia, exclusively delivered by the Arts Health Institute.

This is a program of developing personalised playlists of music on iPod shuffles for people with dementia specifically but more generally for people who are in pain, feeling depressed or isolated.

“The program really helps create connections with people.It is a powerful way for family and friends to share music together, to remember stories and experiences.”  Maggie Haertsch – CEO, Arts Health Institute. 

So simple, yet so effective.

  • Participants are happier and more social.
  • Relationships among staff, participants and family deepen.
  • Everyone benefits from a calmer, more supportive social environment.
  • Staff regain valuable time previously lost to behaviour management issues.
  • There is growing evidence that a personalised music program gives professionals one more tool in their effort to reduce reliance on anti-psychotic medications.

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