Music has been shown in many studies to help people suffering for ailments and disease. In a program featured on NPR’s Marketplace, M.U.S.I.C Project in San Antonio, Texas brings music to those suffering from dementia. The results are very positive! The music is hand picked by loved ones and placed onto donated iPods. The music is then used daily as part of normal activities. The program participants are showing improvements in quality of life and maybe the most important benefit has been the reduction or elimination of medications. Our staff of dementia care providers use music as a calming source for many of our clients. We, similar to the M.U.S.I.C Project, have found that era specific music selected by those closest to the dementia sufferer is the most effective.
To read or listen to the program on Marketplace, please visit https://www.marketplace.org/2016/09/21/health-care/nonprofit-uses-music-improve-care-dementia-patients or for information on in-home dementia care in the Reno area visit us at http://heartrockcare.com or call us at 775-432-1191.