Don’t Forget to Live: Music and Memory

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Location: The Village at Birchwood, 8151 Glencarin Blvd.

Phone: 260-338-4141

Email: tneary@lutheranlifevillages.org

Link: http://www.lutheranlifevillages.org

Event Description

November 2, 2015 Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 11:41 AM EDT

Anyone who has felt his or her heart skip a beat when a favorite song from their teenage years plays on the radio knows that music is profoundly linked to personal memories. What may not be as well known is that for persons with severe dementia, music can also tap deep emotional recall and help the listener to regain a connection to others.

On Thursday, November 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST, Lutheran Life Villages will present “Music and Memory,” a fascinating introduction to the use of music to enhance the lives of those suffering from memory loss, at The Village at Birchwood in Fort Wayne.

This event is part the ongoing educational series “Don’t Forget to Live: a Proactive (R)evolution to Memory Care,” sponsored by the non-profit Lutheran Life Villages, which operates retirement living communities and provides healthcare services in Northeastern Indiana.

Don’t Forget to Live will feature Dr. Ronald N. Williams, director of neuropsychology at the Fort Wayne Neurological Center and Stephanie Hoffman, regional director of the non-profit Music and Memory organization, which has pioneered the use of digital technology to deliver personalized music into the lives of the elderly and infirm.

This event is free. To register, call 260-338-4141. Music and Memory will take place on Thursday, November 12 at The Village at Birchwood, 8151 Glencarin Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The evening will begin with an open house and refreshments from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST, followed by the presentation at 6:30.

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