At Walker Methodist, we have the privilege of seeing Alzheimer’s and dementia residents come to life through the use of music. Some residents who seem dazed and uninvolved become assertive, talkative, lively, and much happier than before listening to some of their favorite tunes. Both families and care professionals have expressed their gratitude for the program and are continually blown away by the shift in attitude and mood in their loved ones and residents.
We dream of the day when music and music therapy programs will be standard in the world of senior healthcare. Our hope is to continue to work with each and every resident, to find out what their passion is and find out what they love – even when they can’t tell us, and then put beautiful music together for them. We have seen the true miracle it can be for our residents, and we want to share that with others.
In an effort to share the Miracle of Music and spread the word about the power music has for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, we have created a fundraising site, www.miracleofmusic.us. All donations raised on this site will provide an iPod shuffle, headphones, and music to those residents at Walker Methodist who need it most. Additional donations beyond our goal will go to MUSIC & MEMORY℠ to be distributed nationwide. Support a great cause and help dementia patients find themselves, through music.