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Music for Memory


iPods To Improve The Mind

New cutting edge research is showing that the people suffering from Alzheimer’s/dementia may see improved mental functioning through the extraordinary power of music.

Extraordinary Power of Music

Music can help awaken, stimulate and improve cognitive functioning. Familiar songs help to unlock memories and are able to penetrate areas of the brain that are often affected.

Benefits may include:

check markImproved memory & communication

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About our Program:

Music For Memory is a non-profit organization that is providing free ipods to seniors with Alzheimer’s. The iPods are programmed with songs that the seniors enjoy and which provoke positive memories from their past.

This is not a cure for Alzheimer’s/dementia, but an aid to improve the lives of people suffering from this disease and can be combined with other therapeutic activities to enhance the lives of those affected by dementia.

Qualified candidates must have proof of confirmed diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia.

Contact us at if you qualify or wish to donate an ipod.

Music for Memory is a project of United Charitable Programs, Inc. – an Internal Revenue Code section 501 (c)(3) public charity



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