Armstrong Legion Provides Help For Memory Loss
A $1,500 donation from the Armstrong Legion last October is helping enhance memories through music for residents at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong. VJH Foundation has funded certification and staff training, a laptop, and the purchase of music for the ‘Music and Memory’ program which re-connects seniors with their favorite music.
The Music and Memory program states, “This can vastly improve quality of life regardless of their cognitive or physical status. It is especially powerful for those with Alzheimer’s disease where it can restore, temporarily but repeatedly, the sense of self often lost when memory fails.
Personalized music is no cure, but it may well be the best therapy currently available to millions suffering from dementia, depression, and loneliness. It can relieve boredom, empower choice, enable memory, and provide avenues for genuine communication with loved ones and caregivers.”