ADC Receives Funding to Implement Program for Participants with Early Onset Alzheimers

Posted in MU Adult Day Connection

In January 2014, a film titled, “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory,” was released. The documentary was about a social worker named Dan Cohen, who, through his nonprofit organization Music & Memory, advocates for the use of music therapy for dementia patients. He demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. There are also interviews with experts, such as renowned neurologists, who attest to the miraculous effects of reducing anxiety or depression. According to research, the therapeutic benefits of these personalized playlists of music also include helping pain medication work more effectively, stimulating movement and providing comfort and enjoyment. The powerful film and research findings moved Jerry Kiesling, Director of Adult Day Connection (ADC), to explore how a Music & Memory program could be implemented at their facility. Adult Day Connection is an organization that provides high-quality...

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