Enhancing Care Through Music and Memory

On-Demand Webinars: Enhancing Care Through Music and Memory

Enhancing Care Through Music and Memory

Non-Drug Therapeutic Strategies

Recorded on: 09/27/2018

Our experience teaches that personalized music benefits everyone. In addition to enhancing quality of life and treatment outcomes, it restores identity and personhood, increases communication and social engagement, reduces agitation and behaviors associated with Sundowning, and offsets boredom, isolation, pain and depression.

Participants will be introduced to the Music & Memory program and the broad scope of benefits of personalized music, as well as learn about the current evidence-based protocols for using music to optimize patient quality of life and quality of care. An overview of the research supporting the programs effectiveness will be provided, as well as best practices for successful implementation in a variety of care settings.

About the Speakers

Dan Cohen, MSW
Executive Director
Music & Memory

Dan Cohen, MSW, is founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory, a nonprofit that promotes the use of personalized music to improve the lives of those in our care, while improving staff morale. “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory,” a Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary, is its inspirational story. Music & Memory operates in more than 5000 long term care communities, hospices, hospitals, and home care organizations across the U.S. and abroad (musicandmemory.org).

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO & Founder
Linked Senior

While at Georgetown University, Charles wrote his thesis on retirement communities: The nursing home institution, a Foucauldian paradigm (2006). Around the same time, his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease and moved to a nursing home. These two experiences helped Charles realize how lonely, bored and secluded many residents of nursing homes and retirement communities were. Linked Senior was created to enhance the quality of the lives of these seniors.

He serves on the board of:
• The Validation Training Institute: The Validation Method is proven method of communication developed by Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia.
• AMDA: The Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care Medecine.