Some Texas nursing homes will soon begin using individualized music playlists to try to reduce the use of antipsychotic medication for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders.Two Senior Care Centers homes have been selected to participate in Dan Cohen’s Music and Memory Program. 

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has selected 32 nursing homes from the many facilities that were nominated to participate in a pilot project for the Music & Memory program. The goal is to help residents reconnect with the world through specific, music-triggered memories. Family members and nursing home staff will create personal playlists for use on digital music players, such as iPods.