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This program is generously supported by Jo-anne and Richard Hammond and the RBC Foundation.
Music and Memory iPod Project

It has been said, when words fail music speaks.

Music and memory are deeply linked. For people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, music - particularly music that has significant personal meaning - can be an effective therapeutic tool. Music calms anxiety, triggers lost memories and stimulates communication.
Our Music and Memory iPod Project is available for registered clients.

How it works:

  • Person with dementia must be a registered client of the Alzheimer Society
  • Client will be paired with a volunteer who will do home visits (maximum 6 visits)
  • Client receives an iPod, headset, charger and iTunes music card
  • Volunteer teaches the client how to use the iPod
  • Client and volunteer work together to build a personalized playlist
  • to partially cover equipment costs, there is a $30 fee for this program

To register, contact: Jenn Pruder, Social Recreation Coordinator
519-680-2404 ext. 222 - 

Donate an iPod or an iTunes Music Card
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Download the Alzheimer Society iPod Project poster here.

This program is generously supported by Richard and Jo-Anne Hammond