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Music as Therapy at Westminster

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At Westminster​, there’s so many reasons to hope for a better life as we age. Our skilled nursing team is especially proud to share with our residents the Music & Memory​ program, which helps those who suffer from cognitive and physical challenges find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through personalized music. The approach is simple and elegant, and the results: nothing short of miraculous.

Our care professionals are trained to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods and other digital devices, for those in their care. This collection of songs can tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can revive participants, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize, and stay present.

To see the therapeutic power of music first-hand, take a look at this inspiring clip from the 2014 film Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory​: