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MUSIC & MEMORY® Brings the Healing Power of Music to The Club’s Memory Care Residents

Choosing the right senior care community for a loved one who’s experiencing memory loss can be complicated, but The Club at Boynton Beach makes your decision as easy as listening to your favorite song.

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind,” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we offer MUSIC & MEMORY®, a program that features personalized playlists to help our Memory Care residents tap into their emotional recall and provide comfort and pleasure. The ability to form meaningful connections through music is one of the most valuable gifts that we offer to our Memory Care residents. Plus, the positive correlation between music and memory is backed by data.

The Science Behind Music & Memory

Time after time, research has shown that music stimulates the brain. In a 2018 study published in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, a team at University of Utah Health discovered that participants who listened to their “preferred music” showed “specific activation of the supplementary motor area.” Or, in simpler terms, participants experienced significant brain activity when they listened to their favorite types of music. Researchers found that recognizable, meaningful music can energize the brain, improve attention spans, and foster engagement. What’s most impressive is that the part of the brain that controls music recognition remains relatively unaffected by dementia, even in its advanced stages!

Music playlists can also help with sundowning, anxiety, and emotional distress. According to another music-based intervention study—published in 2018 by the University of Kansas School of Medicine—music “can promote relaxation, reduce stress, anxiety, and fear and elicit positive emotions that have been previously linked to the music.” Agitation, poor moods, disturbed thought and perception, and other common symptoms of dementia are typically treated with pharmaceutical drugs, some of which can be harmful. At The Club, replacing pills with playlists is all part of our dedication to providing holistic, resident-centered care.

Making a Difference in Memory Care

When it comes to personalized Memory Care, our MUSIC & MEMORY® program speaks volumes. The Alzheimer’s Association notes that 5.7 million Americans live with memory loss, and that number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. While this trend may strike fear for some, our team at The Club sees hope. Thanks to the most recent advances in Memory Care treatment, such as MUSIC & MEMORY®, we are well equipped to implement strong strategies to help our residents manage the effects of memory loss.

While music isn’t a cure for memory loss, MUSIC & MEMORY® stimulates residents’ brains and taps into the comforting refrains of their favorite songs to foster a better quality of life. The results are nothing short of heartwarming.

Visit Us for a Tour Today

As part of our holistic commitment to compassionate and personalized Memory Care, we provide a wellness-focused lifestyle that’s rooted in dignity, respect, and comfort. We can’t wait to show you our upscale community with handpicked décor and our wide swath of Memory Care services. We’re sure that a tour of our community will be music to your ears.

To visit our lovely Memory Care apartments, tour The Club’s common areas, or speak to our team members about the inspiring MUSIC & MEMORY® program, fill out our contact form or call us at 561-596-5231 today.