Benefits of Music

Anyone at any stage can benefit from the Music iPod Program.

  • Music provides a sense of familiarity.  Music can:

    • Induce memory retrieval

    • Reduce behavioural disturbances (i.e. verbal, physical, wandering, sleep disturbances)

    • Improve functionality, initiate meaningful activity, activities of daily living

    • Improve mood (reduces irritability, case relaxation, relieves anxiety)

  • Music is a non-pharmacological intervention.  

    • Inexpensive

    • No side effects/medication interactions

    • reduces use of antipsychotics and antidepressants

  • Music is an effective, easy to use tool for caregivers.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017