Community Life - Music Helps us Remember!

Senior Woman Listening to MusicNew Memory Program - Music and Memory

Lincoln Glen is proud to announce Music and Memory, a new program for residents of the Nursing facility and those who live in Sunshine Alley, our newest facility for residents who have memory impairments. Lincoln Glen activities staff have been trained and certified to "set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods, for residents in our care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present."

Music and Memory's work is "rooted in extensive neuroscience research. The results can be nothing short of miraculous."

Here's what NPR Science Friday has to say: "Why do musical memories linger long after other memories have faded? That question is at the heart of a new documentary, Alive Inside, which looks at the effects of music on people living with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias. Film subjects Oliver Sacks and Dan Cohen explain why music acts as a backdoor to memory and share tips for enjoying music with the elders in your life. Tapping Into Musical Memory.

In addition, here is a link testifying to the benefit of the Music and Memory on You Tube.Music and Memory Image and Link

For more information about the Lincoln Glen Music and Memory Program, please contact our Activities Department directly by Telephone (408) 265-3222 or Email


We plan to expand Music and Memory to the Assisted Living Facility in the future. Our long-term goal is to have iPods for all residents in the Nursing Facility, Memory Care (Sunshine Alley) and the Assisted Living Facility.