MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE

A MUSIC TREATMENT FOR DEMENTIA, featuring Dan Cohen

July 16, 2023 Michael C Patterson, Dan Cohen Season 3 Episode 28
MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE
A MUSIC TREATMENT FOR DEMENTIA, featuring Dan Cohen
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Dan Cohen is the Johnny Appleseed of personalized music. While the fabled Appleseed traveled the country planting apple seeds, Cohen travels from coast to coast bringing iPods, headphones and customized music playlists to people with dementia. Cohen's work was featured in the award winning documentary ALIVE INSIDE. 

I spoke with Dan about how he got started in this mission to promote the benefits of music for people who are institutionalized. We discussed the amazing successes he has witnessed and the surprising disappointments he has faced.  Dan concludes this episode by describing his three goals for the future of personalized music.

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Introduction
How Dan Got Involved with Personalized Music
Protecting Access to One's Music
Dan's goals for the future
Dementia is not a "hopeless" condition.