The Music Project


Personalized Music for People Living with Dementia

The Alzheimer Society Music Project reconnects people with the soundtrack of their lives by providing MP3 players loaded with personalized music to people living with dementia.

Listening to personalized music can be a powerful activity for those with dementia: music has the potential to increase physical and social activity; reignite older memories; and improve sleep, mood, cognition, communication, and overall quality of life.

This program is available at no cost to people living with dementia within participating areas in Canada.

Thank you to J.P. Bickell Foundation, the Rotary Club of Newmarket, a fundraising campaign on the Givesome platform, including employees of Martinrae International and private donors for funding this project.  

In the video above, listen to Nick as he talks about why he likes his MP3 player.

Stouffville Feroze Mohammed received an MP3 player. Read his story here

The Music Project is free for York Region residents living with dementia, but each unit costs $200. To donate, click here.

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of York Region can help people on the dementia journey by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling. Use this page as your guide to finding the care and support you may need.

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