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How Seniors with Cognitive Disease Benefit from SPARK Memories Radio

By Melissa Hill, 9:00 am on

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is a renowned musician and Alzheimer’s researcher who worked with the leading music and technology experts to create SPARK Memories Radio. This music app was created to provide respite and comfort for people with Alzheimer’s and their Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in Oklahoma.

What Does It Do?

This innovative streaming music app was created to boost brain activity, evoke memories and enhance the overall quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases. The impact that music has on the brain has been widely recognized by both caregivers and researchers. Listening to the right songs has been shown to lessen depression and agitation in individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Until now, creating the ideal playlist of music for your senior loved one with Alzheimer’s may have been quite challenging, costly and time-consuming. With SPARK Memories Radio, a family member or Alzheimer’s caregiver can easily make a custom playlist of popular, memorable music from their loved one’s birth date instead of guessing what songs will appeal to them. The playlist that is created for your senior loved one will be specifically made to help stimulate their mental activity, reduce depression and boost their emotional wellbeing.

How Does It Work?

SPARK Memories music app will play on any smartphone, tablet or mobile device. Simply download the SPARK Memories Radio app to your mobile device and register your loved one online. Enter your loved one’s name and birthdate, which they will use to generate a playlist of songs that resonate with a simpler time during his or her youth.

Then you simply press play. As the songs begin to play for your senior loved one, it may spark a memory from your loved one’s past. If you or your senior’s Oklahoma Alzheimer’s caregiver isn’t around, your loved one can easily listen to his or her playlist by simply tapping the SPARK icon. There is no login required.

You might also hire a reliable Oklahoma home care agency to help stimulate your loved one’s cognitive function. Home Care Assistance provides compassionate Alzheimer’s home care that is designed to bolster your loved one’s physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing in the comfort of home. Learn more when you call 405-285-4191 and speak to a knowledgeable Care Manager.