Music is well known to produce significant therapeutic benefits, including enhanced emotional security, stress reduction and memory stimulation. ‘Music therapy’ is typically defined as the clinical use of music interventions to accomplish individualized therapeutic goals, when supervised by a credentialed professional. Unfortunately, however, in the U.S. today, there is only one credentialed music therapist for every ten thousand seniors, a ratio that will only worsen with the aging of the Boomer generation. So, we use the term ‘music therapeutics’ to describe the ‘digitization’ of many of the key principles of one-on-one music therapy, via an application designed for use by caregivers to deliver the benefits of individualized music to seniors in a format they can use independently and remotely.
reMindA.I. enables your senior to enjoy individually-curated music listening experiences without the hassle and confusion that seniors face with smartphones, streaming music applications and navigation of digital technology in general. Our goal is to encourage seniors to engage in daily, scheduled music listening sessions to enhance mood, relieve anxiety and strengthen cognition. Moreover, because our application is applied remotely, caregivers can provide therapeutic music for their seniors without the need for direct, in-person contact – which, in the age of COVID-19, can actually save lives.
reMindA.I. is primarily designed for seniors – including both healthy seniors as well as those who are cognitively or physically impaired – who would enjoy listening to their favorite music and other audible content (e.g., podcasts, guided meditation, and audiobooks), but are intimidated by streaming music technology and ‘smart’ devices.
reMindA.I. removes the technological barriers that prevent seniors from using existing streaming music platforms and listening devices. We are presently the only commercially-available product specifically designed to deliver individually-curated music to seniors. The application requires absolutely no technical aptitude and minimal physical dexterity on the part of the senior-listener – and it is the only therapeutic music program that can be implemented 100% remotely by caregivers.
Numerous studies have shown that listening to music on a regular basis promotes healthy, deep brain stimulation, advances neurocognitive fitness, and improves both mental and physiological health as well as overall well-being. However, evidence-based research originated by our Chief Science Officer, Linda A. Gerdner PhD, RN, FAAN, powerfully demonstrates that not all music has the same impact. Rather, individually-curated music – that is, music that is reflective of emotions, memories and private images that have been integrated into a person’s life – is proven to be far more effective at calming agitation and engendering equanimity than is music selected based solely on, for example, genre, era or popularity.