Musical Bridges to Memory™ is a one-of-a-kind program, unique for its emphasis on supporting the relationship between individuals with dementia and their families. ITA partners with memory-care facilities in the Midwest region of the United States to teach caregivers and family members of people living with the disease how music-based techniques can be used to stimulate memory and language, thereby prolonging the length of time that families remain in harmony.
“The visits with Mom were more pleasant when we were doing the music program because it seemed to be a more productive time than me just trying to elicit responses from her. I learned how important it was to not frustrate her while we were communicating. The sessions gave me new ideas on how to interact with her to make sure we enjoy our time together.”
Rooted in music therapy research, this unique program adopts a community-based approach to enhancing memory care by bringing together people with dementia, caregivers, and musicians; connecting through the language of music in a shared transformative experience.
Bridging relationships between people with dementia, their families, and the greater community who serve them through live musical interactions, training, and research in music-based approaches.
For information on bringing Musical Bridges to Memory™ to your memory-care facility, contact Jeffrey Wolfe.
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