Nearly everyone has strong emotional connections to music. Music can remind us of our past and affect our mood. Dan Cohen of Music and Memory realized that our relationship to music might improve the quality of life for the elderly in health care facilities. Music and Memory has provided personalized listening that has benefitted patients, families, and health care providers. Learn more about their efforts and some examples of the results in this week’s episode. If you have an old iPod that you would like to donate or want to find out more, visit the Music and Memory website.
“Alive Inside” is a production by Michael Rossato Bennett Ximotion Media and you can watch a clip below:
- Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
- This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
- How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds by John Powell