Music and Memory
Cottonwood Place is a certified Music & Memory community in the Greater Salt Lake City area! As a Certified Music and Memory Community, Cottonwood Place is part of a national research initiative designed to focus on learning how residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia can benefit from listening to personalized music. Music & Memory is a program which enables residents to listen to personalized music playlists, created with input from residents themselves as well as family, friends and staff. These playlists are loaded onto iPods so residents can connect with the music they love, with the goal of improving their overall health and well-being.
The Music and Memory program was recently featured in the documentary ALIVE Inside. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett created video which showcases the efforts of Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, offering music streamed through iPods to help people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias reconnect with themselves and to other people and places. After witnessing the effect that music had on seniors, it spurred Rossato-Bennett into following Cohen for three years filming countless stories of the power of music and memory which would become a full blown documentary film. Cottonwood Place, conveniently located in Greater Salt Lake City, embraces the Music & Memory programs, as well as promoting our residents to live a fulfilled and engaged life.