Assisting Those With Alzheimer’s
The Junior Leaders have implemented the first Music and Memory program in the Coachella Valley. The program involves developing personalized music playlists for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and traumatic brain injuries. The personalized music helps the seniors in areas of memory recovery and with a number of difficulties such as depression, isolation, and agitation. It has also been known to help bring a calming and uplifting environment to aid nursing staff in feeding, and routine care. Beyond all of this, personalized music playlists, like the ones we are creating through Music and Memory, bring joy and comfort to residents.
Junior Leaders committed to providing the time, energy, and materials needed to assist residents at Caleo Bay Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and for residents at Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage. They have developed relationships with residents using music and their learned leadership and communication skills. Demand for this program is growing as residents and care providers see the benefits.