Wisconsin Music & Memory Program:
An innovative approach to dementia care
The Wisconsin Music & Memory Program has been designed to bring
personalized music to individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and
other related dementias.
The Wisconsin Music & Memory Program
has successfully funded 100 nursing homes to become certified
MUSIC & MEMORYSM facilities
through Dan Cohen's
MUSIC & MEMORY SM
The certification process required nursing home staff to attend a
series of three 90-minute webinars, taught by MUSIC
& MEMORY SM founding
Executive Director, Dan Cohen, MSW.
The webinars provide training on:
- The benefits of personalized music.
- Research on personalized music as a therapeutic tool.
- How to reduce the use of certain medications.
- Tools to measure the success of the program.
- How to create a customized play list.
- How to get family and
staff involved in the process.
As a follow up to the webinars, the facilities will continue to
receive a year of support from Dan Cohen as well as from the Department
of Health Services.
If you haven't met Henry, spend just 6 minutes to see the effect the
Wisconsin Music & Memory Program can have on the lives of your
residents and staff!
Last Revised: July 23, 2014