The Easton Center is accepting donations of iPods, MP3 players, iTunes gift cards, headphones, iPod/MP3 accessories, and monetary donations as part of a new program to help institutionalized patients with severe dementia. Donated items will be distributed to certified elder care facilities in Los Angeles County who are serving people in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. Click to download the TAP Program brochure.
The progressive nature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) invariably results in cognitive deterioration that ultimately results in patient's complete dependence on others for care. For many patients, this leads to placement in nursing home facilities where limited individual attention is possible.
Patients with severe Alzheimer's disease may respond to music, eliciting memories and socialization. Utilizing iPods and other MP3 players permits an individualized approach to music therapy for severely demented patients through creation of playlists of music popular during their youth.
Donate your lightly used, or new iPod or MP3 player
*If your iPod is not in working order, the iPod Surgeon (www.ipodrepairclinic.com) has agreed to provide pro bono services so that it can be used.
Donate iTunes gift cards
Donate headphones, and iPod/MP3 accessories
Make a monetary donation.
Your monetary donation will help purchase iPods and iTunes gift cards, repair used devices, and train staff at institutions providing care to Alzheimer's patients to properly design and implement individualized music sessions in persons with dementia.
Please make checks payable to: UCLA Foundation
Where can you send your donation?
Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients Program
c/o: Nancy Osuch
UCLA Easton Center
10911 Weyburn Ave., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7226
Pacifica Senior Living, Northridge
The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA has established a program through which iPods, MP3 players, headphones and other accessories are distributed to residents at a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities as a public service to the community. The provision of these devices is not and should not be construed as an endorsement, recommendation, or certification of the recipient facilities or the services they provide.