That’s Utah composer Kurt Bestor performing for patients at the William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home. He helped kick off the official launch of Music & Memory. The program helps put iPods, headphones, and other listening equipment in nursing homes where patients live with Alzheimer’s disease
and dementia. It also certifies healthcare workers to provide musical therapy to patients.
Norman Foster directs the Center for Alzheimer’s Care at the University of Utah. He says music can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s re-access long-forgotten memories.