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Harnessing the Power of Sound in Senior Living — Insights from Sonic Treatment Research in Memory Care

September 2023

The sonic environment in senior living is comprised of all the sounds everyone in a care setting hears all day, every day. Those sounds—which are both enjoyable and irritating—can impact the health and behavioral outcomes of older adults, particularly people living with dementia who are disproportionately susceptible to auditory overstimulation. During this webinar, you’ll hear how Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA, partnered with a sonic treatment composer and a gerontological researcher to study whether purposeful sonic environments can help reduce the stresses associated with declining physical ability and memory loss. The partners will describe the design, execution, and outcomes of their research and share their suggestions for using the power of sound to improve quality of life for older adults.

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