The Mason Music & Memory Initiative (M3I) improves the quality of life of persons living with dementia by using personalized music to access long-held joyful memories and positive emotions.

Music has been found to successfully soothe and comfort persons with dementia, as well as reduce negative states such as agitation and depression.

Thanks to our funding partners

This research is funded by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Civil Monetary Penalty Fund. Support provided by the Virginia Center on Aging (Alzheimers and Related Diseases Award Fund and the Geriatric Training and Education Fund) and 4-VA.