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Jazz90.1 to Accept Radios for Alzheimer’s Patients

Jazz90.1 and local Miss America Organization contestant Diana Marie Russo are teaming up to provide free radios to local residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The program – Rochester’s Gift of Music – will donate these radios to patients, providing immediate therapeutic relief and enhanced quality of life. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s patients can remember and sing songs even in advanced stages, long after they have stopped recognizing names and faces. Memory care homes often use music as recreation, since it brings patients pleasure. Beyond the entertainment value, there is growing evidence that listening to music can also help stimulate seemingly lost memories and even help maintain some cognitive functioning. Studies have also shown that music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Music provides a way to connect, even after verbal communication has become difficult.

Source: Jazz90.1: Member Supported Jazz Radio in Rochester, N.Y. » Jazz90.1 to Accept Radios for Alzheimer’s Patients

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