Wisconsin Music and 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 250 nursing homes to become certified MUSIC & MEMORYSM facilities through Dan Cohen's MUSIC & MEMORY SM Certification Program.

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.

What's New!

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!


Henry listening to music


Last Revised: November 23, 2015