Music & Memory

Improving Mood, Inspiring Joy

The Power of Music

MUSIC & MEMORY® is a nonprofit organization that has spent over a decade working to incorporate music into memory care programming. At Claremont Place we know that music can provide emotional and behavioral benefits to those with dementia, and we’ve partnered with MUSIC & MEMORY® to bring the program to our community. Through personalized therapeutic music and custom playlists for each resident, MUSIC AND MEMORY® may activate what some research has shown are areas of the brain spared by Alzheimer’s disease, ultimately helping with recall, mood and temperament, and a reconnection with the long-term memories associated with favorite music or certain songs.

The Benefits

  • A renewed sense of purpose
  • Increased creativity
  • Elevated mood
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Improved motor skills
  • Overall sense of fulfillment
  • Can lessen the severity of depression


In their Words

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“My dad loved old country music. I shared that with the Memory Care Director in his Life Story and they loaded up an iPod with some old songs. Some he didn’t like for whatever reason, but they were able to find a handful of songs that just lit him up.”

- Janice P.

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