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Shenandoah Conservatory is working on a partnered research project with Anglia Ruskin University in the UK called RadioMe. This radio show mimics a live radio show but makes it more personalized to the listener using artificial intelligence. If interested in learning more, check out the 58-minute YouTube video (https://www.su.edu/blog/2021/03/08/music-therapy-program-launches-radio-listening-research-project-to-help-dementia-patients/) and read more about the research, check here (https://www.aru.ac.uk/cambridge-institute-for-music-therapy-research/our-research/music-and-the-brain/radiome).
That is so cool!!! I love the idea of mixing to-do's into the music as reminders of tasks to complete for the day.
The Alzheimer's Foundation fo America has virtual music and performance options!
Music Therapy may be a good option for some. This website (https://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/blog/how-does-music-therapy-help-dementia-patients) gives a brief overview of what Music Therapy is. If in the Seattle area, Seattle Music Therapy (http://www.seattlemusictherapy.com/) and Life on Music Thearpy (https://www.lifeonmusictherapy.com/seniors) services may be worth checking out. Therapy may be able to be offered in an individiual setting, but please reach out to these resources if interested in learning more.
Great resources! Thanks for sharing!
I highly encourage everyone to check out "Alive Inside"! It's a great documentary.
"ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
This stirring documentary follows numerous visionaries fighting against a broken healthcare system, trying to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain), healthcare visionaries Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. Al Powers, Naomi Fiel, and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).
An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. "
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