Studies across the world have shown the overwhelming effects of music on the brain, in both healthy people and those experiencing neurological changes. Music has been shown to not only decrease stress levels and anxiety in healthy brains, but also in those showing signs of dementia. Music can also contribute to increased brain function, memory recall and other benefits – allowing those living with dementia to rediscover the world around them.
The Music Project provides a music device with a personalized playlist created by our staff and volunteers, to an individual living with dementia. The music device is free of charge, and theirs to keep, listen to, and use to share moments with their family members and friends – helping them to live their best day.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Project, please click here.
If you would like to donate an MP3 player, iTunes Gift Card, or if you would like to volunteer with the Music Project, please click here.
To be eligible to receive a music device package, a person must:
- be a registered client/care partner of Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
- be willing to answer questions about music preferences assessment (client or care partner)
- reside in Waterloo Wellington region (long-term care/retirements residents are eligible
If you or somebody you know would benefit from music, click here to apply.
All donations to the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington Music Project are appreciated, and will go towards providing a music package free of charge to persons living with dementia.
- $150 provides a music device package – including device and headphones, ongoing support and an iTunes store credit.
- $25 will provide iTunes Gift Cards for participating individuals
Learn more about the power of music to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Alive Inside Documentary
- Spirit Unforgettable
- Science behind the Music Project
Thank You to Our Generous Supporters! We Couldn't Do It Without You!
- Faith Cook, In Memory of her husband Frank
- The Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation Emmerton Fund Alzheimer
Thank you for participating in the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington’s Music Project! In order to ensure the quality of this new program we would like gather your feedback.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Area Code
- Phone Number
- Approximately how long have you been enrolled in the Music Project?
- What is your relation to the music device recipient?
- When do you/the recipient commonly use the music device? (e.g. during meal times, quiet/down time, physical activities etc.)
- What time of day do you/the recipient use the music device?
- Please share any positive stories or experiences relating to the use of the music device or participation in the Music Project.
- Please attach any photos or videos related to the Music Project below. Alternatively you can email photos or videos to [email protected] Upload a File
- Is there any music that you would like added? (e.g. specific songs, new artists)
- Please list any music you would like to be removed from the device.
- Have there been any difficulties using the device? Please explain.
- Other comments:
- Can we use your comments for promoting the program? (we will not share your name)