How “The Hills Are Alive” is Improving Life for People With Alzheimer’s Disease

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Members of the media are invited to attend and learn more about the three-year Alzheimer Society of Toronto project.

The first year results of the Music and Memory: iPod Project by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, that provides free iPod shuffles to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to their caregivers, will be announced on May 29.

Paul Williams of Balance of Care Research and Evaluation Group examined the first year of the project and will announce his findings. A caregiver whose wife has Alzheimer’s disease and who participated in the project will speak to his experience.

Thursday, May 29

5 p.m. - event begins
5:30 p.m. – results announced

Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy
1929 Bayview Ave, Unit G30
Toronto, ON, M4G 3E8
(Bayview Ave & Eglinton Ave E)

Funded in part by the George C. Hunt Family Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the project plans to reach 10,000 people, using music to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Over 1,000 people with a form of dementia have enrolled in the Music and Memory: iPod Project since it began in early 2013.

The Alzheimer Society of Toronto provides free counselling, education and information to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and caregivers. They deliver specialized training and professional development for frontline health-care providers, as well as public education and awareness events to increase accessibility to dementia information.

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