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MAREP seeks donations of MP3 players for those living with dementia

Friday, March 22, 2013

pile of iPod shufflesHave an old iPod or other MP3 player?

Donate it to University of Waterloo's Murray Alzheimer Research & Education Program (MAREP) and bring music to the lives of persons living with dementia.

In recognition of Murray Alzheimer Research & Education Program's (MAREP's) 20th anniversary, we're "paying it forward" to celebrate two decades of promoting living well through leisure.

To do this, MAREP is asking for your used Apple Shuffles, Nanos, Classic iPods, or other MP3 players. We will be donating your used players to our partners in long-term care homes and community settings for use with persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias .

The Music and Memory Project has shown that when individuals living with dementia have access to music, positive effects on their quality of life follow.

See how powerful access to music can be in the life of a person living with dementia.

To give the gift of music, please drop off iPods/MP3 players weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to:

Sacha Geer, Knowledge Translation Specialist
Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP)
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Lyle S. Hallman Institute, Room 1631
1-519-888-4567 ext. 35280
sgeer@uwaterloo.ca

MAREP thanks you for your ongoing support!

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