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Music and Your Memory, Inc.
P O Box 1088
Nolensville, TN 37135
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615-977-9000
info@musicandyourmemory.org

                            Fight Memory loss using Therapeutic Music

Therapeutic Music is recognized by the medical profession as reducing stress and improving memory which greatly improves the quality of life for patients suffering from cognitive Decline, Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Alzheimer’s is the 5th largest killer in the United States. Every 70 seconds another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s It is estimated by 2050 it will be one every 33 seconds

As of today,there os no cure for this disease. Everyone is at risk. However it can be delayed 5-10 years or more keeping your brain active using Therapeutic Music.

The end of life for the Alzheimer’s patient is not pleasant.
The eyes can see but the brain cannot interpret what it sees. The ears can hear, however, the brain cannot interpret speech. It is a morbid and sad time for patients facing the horror of decay, isolation and death.

                                           Example of Therapeutic Music

A remarkable experience occurred while Don Reed, Guitarist, Musicologist was performing in a physical therapy room, in which there were 7 patients. One was an elderly woman about 90-95 years of age. She was sitting in a wheelchair with no expression on her face. She had not been responding to the therapy given by the therapist. Don was performing a song from the decade of the 20’s with a twist beat. The song was, “When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New”.

Don recalls when he came to the line, “What a beautiful picture you made as my bride” he playfully took his guitar and pointed it at her taking a step toward her. She responded by looking up and smiling at him, then struggled to get up out of her wheelchair. At that moment, the staff ran to her side, fearful that she may fall, and assisted her. Once she got her footing, she did a little dance (much like the twist) up to his side, and kissed him on the cheek. Blushingly, she covered her face and remarked “oh my God, what did I do”! Then she turned around and with assistance from the staff, happily twisted back to her wheelchair. For the rest of the performance her facial expression reflected enjoyment for the music.

What happened? Therapeutic music for a short time, she came back to our world.

Aside from prayer, music has one of the most powerful influences upon memory.

World wide there are millions of  testimonies of music being used to improve memory.
just a few additional examples are a s follows

Upon listening to a song from past years performed by a musician  a patient was able to speak coherently of an experience he had approximately 20 years ago. His family at his bedside was totally amazed and said it was accurate account of what happened. This patients had  Alzheimer’s. Music, in many cases from the past can restore memories that have vanished

Therapeutic music can relax the mind and body. This fact is helpful and used to relive stress. Reliving stress has been helpful, whether it’s beating cancer or  helping patients overcome a learning disability.

Do patients remember their musician? A guitarist was totally amazed as he was taking his guitar out of the case and heard the patient say “I was waiting for you”.

Patients look forward to their musician coming and ask “when will you be back”?

Several patients in wheelchairs were doing the hand over knee step when the musician played the Charleston.

 Once you have completed reading through the pages of this website you will have a greater understanding of the how Therapeutic Music effects the
human brain

Your tax deductible donation to Music and Your Memory will have live musicians at the bedsides of those less fortunate. Patients suffering from memory loss need your assistance.

Therapeutic Music has been producing remarkable results.

Our goal is to contact and train qualified musician’s nation wide after they pass background checks for this rewarding work.

 

Make your tax deductible check payable to:

                                                Music and Your Memory
                                                P O Box 1088
                                                Nolensville, TN 37135
Sincerely,

Don Reed, Guitarist and Musicologist

Just a few of Don’s notable performances:

The White House, Reagan Administration, Bush Sr. Administration, Clinton Administration ,Holocaust survivors, Jerusalem, Israel, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, Department of Agriculture Conventions, AM Philadelphia TV show, Billy Bob’s Dallas Fort Worth, TX, Private Parties, Fashion Shows, Corporate functions, Nursing Homes (Therapeutic Music), Retirement Communities, Bedside and wheelchair Performances, Don Reed, Founder of Bandstand USA, Philadelphia, PA.

Don Reed has performed for Alive Hospice, American Cancer Society, Veteran Hospitals, Medical Centers, Private Homes. 

Upon listening to a song from past years performed by a musician  a patient was able to speak coherently of an experience he had approximately 20 years ago. His family at his bedside was totally amazed and said it was accurate account of what happened. This patients had  Alzheimer’s. Music, in many cases from the past can restore memories that have vanished

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