The Cleveland High School Interact Club has presented a $500 donation to the Johnston County Alzheimer’s Music and Memory Project, a collaborative effort between several Johnston County Rotary Clubs.
The goal of the Johnston County Alzheimer’s Music and Memory Project is to make music and memory therapy available to all people with Alzheimer’s Disease in Johnston County.
Music and memory therapy is based upon a very simple premise. By taking an iPod loaded with a music library personalized to the person with Alzheimer’s Disease and having them listen to that music it can unlock memories in their mind. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring residents and clients back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present.
Members of the Cleveland High School Interact Club said they are proud to have been able to contribute to such a worthy cause.