Music Therapy

Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients

Music is a language all its own.  It unlocks emotion, unleashes joy and enhances wellbeing. Often, an appreciation and connection to music is of great value to people with Alzheimer’s, as they lose communication capacity. ADRC’s interactive Music Therapy Program enables people with Alzheimer’s, and their caregivers, to revel in music’s restorative power.  A professional  musical therapist leads each group through a medley of familiar melodies,  and participants are invited to sing, dance and play along with hand-held percussion instruments.  

ADRC’s Music Therapy Program is ideally suited for individuals with early to moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related cognitive disorder.  Each session runs for one hour at our East Islip location.

There is no fee for participating in ADRC’s Music Programs however reservations are necessary. Please contact Carol Hartmann, Director of Programs, Education, and Training at 631.580-5100 ext. 305 for more information.

If you participate in the music therapy program please click here to complete a survey about your experience. Thank you.