Jul 25, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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The relaxation effects are visible  in people with Alzheimer’s  who listen to music on iPods.

Now the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto  has a plan to distribute thousands of the digital players to people living with dementia in an effort to calm the affects of the condition.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Sabrina McCurbin says the iPod Project aims to distribute ten thousand iPods by December.

She says there are 42-thousand people in the City of Toronto diagnosed with dementia.

Scott Russell is Director, Community Engagement with the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.

He says the local programme is modeled after Music and Memory a non-profi,  based in New York  that delivers mp3 players already loaded with music to people with Alzheimer’s.

Russell cautions that music isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s.

He says the iPod Project is one way to alleviate some of the depression and anxiety associated with it.

Here’s a link to find out more about the project.


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