Building Your Music Library


  • Music's Therapeutic Benefits: Videos & Resources

Music's Therapeutic Benefits

Music's Proven Ability to Enhance Mood & Reminiscing 

Using music as part of a caregiving routine can not only improve improve quality of life for the care recipient, but it can also help caregivers prevent and lessen stressful situations. The key to music’s therapeutic benefits is the personal connection between individuals and music from their lives. Specific artists or songs can trigger memories and emotions, which can help people to relax, converse, and feel more like themselves.

This short animated video describes music's therapeutic benefits, and how it can be especially helpful for people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.


Personalized Music Resources

The following worksheets, handouts, and guides can help care teams with music discovery and playlist creation.

Music Discovery Questions Worksheet  

This single page worksheet includes 18 questions that can help care recipients and their loved ones with personalized music discovery.

Music Favorites Worksheet

The Music Favorites worksheet is designed to help care teams record a care reipient's music preferences. It is a single page (front and back) chart with columns for musical preferences and listening notes.

Music Index Handout (Popular Artists from 1930-1980)

The Music Index handout includes a list of popular artists organized by decade and genre.

Caregiver's Guide to Music & Dementia

This 27-page eBook provides a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic benefits of personalized music and strategies for developing playlists.

Music's Therapeutic Benefits

Music's Proven Ability to Enhance Mood & Reminiscing 

Using music as part of a caregiving routine can not only improve improve quality of life for the care recipient, but it can also help caregivers prevent and lessen stressful situations. The key to music’s therapeutic benefits is the personal connection between individuals and music from their lives. Specific artists or songs can trigger memories and emotions, which can help people to relax, converse, and feel more like themselves.

This short animated video describes music's therapeutic benefits, and how it can be especially helpful for people living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.


Personalized Music Resources

The following worksheets, handouts, and guides can help care teams with music discovery and playlist creation.

Music Discovery Questions Worksheet  

This single page worksheet includes 18 questions that can help care recipients and their loved ones with personalized music discovery.

Music Favorites Worksheet

The Music Favorites worksheet is designed to help care teams record a care reipient's music preferences. It is a single page (front and back) chart with columns for musical preferences and listening notes.

Music Index Handout (Popular Artists from 1930-1980)

The Music Index handout includes a list of popular artists organized by decade and genre.

Caregiver's Guide to Music & Dementia

This 27-page eBook provides a comprehensive overview of the therapeutic benefits of personalized music and strategies for developing playlists.

Building Your Music Library


  • Music's Therapeutic Benefits: Videos & Resources