Research shows that music, especially with active participation, demonstrates physiological, emotional and social benefits to those with memory loss. Active participation stimulates the brain and also has some physical benefits. Music is a road to memories and helps those with dementia to engage and socialize in ways they normally cannot do.

Valley VNA collaborated with Dr. Susan McFadden of UW-Oshkosh to design, implement and evaluate the program, which is based off the United Kingdom Alzheimer Society’s program “Singing for the Brain.”