Music Enhancement: Why Our Music Is Different
Working in conjunction with medical and caregiving professionals, Alzheimer’s Music Connect has developed a patent pending technology called Altus Oscillation. Using this advanced audio recording technology, we combine calming Alpha waves (which are already present in the brain) with the ancient mantra OM sound, and harmoniously unite them with well-known, recognizable music resulting in a significantly more therapeutic effect than music alone.
At various stages of Alzheimer’s, individuals frequently lose the ability to communicate verbally and are unable to initiate purposeful movement. Deprivation of stimulation leads to a further decline in behavior, and over time there is considerable risk that a patient in the later stages of Alzheimer’s will receive little stimulation—or worse the wrong types of stimulation (specifically television). Stimulation that taps into remote memories and have personal meaning for the individual are best.
Utilizing research techniques similar to those used by current music radio stations, Alzheimer’s Music Connect determines the most familiar and popular songs for our target age group. By using this research technique, we ensure that we are tapping into musical memories, which are usually formed when the patient is between 8- to 20-years-old. Simply put, our technology combined with appropriate music is capable of stimulating the care recipient’s most well-preserved memories. The result can make someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia a calmer, more receptive patient, capable of more rapidly making connections and completing thoughts.
As the inventor of Altus Oscillation, we recognize the need for sensory and environmental stimulation for those we care for, and the need to redefine “quality of life” for individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Through the use of a structured program and utilizing patent pending our technology, Alzheimer’s Music Connect products have been shown to improve quality of life and provide a focus of attention for the care recipient.
Altus Oscillation™ enhanced music will have the same effect on non-Alzheimer’s/dementia listeners.