Music And Memory

Share the Music. Renew a Life

Music & Memory is all about bringing joy into the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia, and a wide range of cognitive any physical impairments.


Robert Lee Care Center is the only facility actively offering this program in the Concho Valley and most of the Big Country.

Help Spread the Music and Give New Life to Someone You Love

No one wants to end up alone and isolated in a nursing home. It’s  hard enough to lose someone you love to Alzheimer’s or other forms of  dementia. It’s terrifying to think you could end up there yourself,  someday. But there’s reason to hope for a better life as we age. At MUSIC  & MEMORY℠, we help people in nursing homes and other care  organizations who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical  challenges to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through  the gift of personalized music. 

Beloved Music Can Renew Lives Lost to Dementia

Our approach is simple, elegant and effective: We train care  professionals how to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on  iPods and other digital devices, for those in their care. These musical  favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring  participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again,  to converse, socialize and stay present. Music & Memory’s work is rooted in extensive neuroscience research. The results can be nothing short of miraculous 

Meet Henry, who suffered from dementia for a decade and barely said a  word to anyone—until Music & Memory set up an iPod program at his  nursing home: 

The Therapeutic Benefits of Personalized Music

 Henry’s remarkable re-awakening is not unique. In hundreds of MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certified Care Organizations throughout  the U.S. and Canada, we’ve helped thousands of individuals struggling  from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments  reconnect with family, friends and caregivers through our personalized  digital music program. Our ongoing research and evaluation of Music & Memory’s work in care organizations shows consistent results:  

  • Participants are happier and more social.
  • Relationships among staff, participants and family deepen.
  • Everyone benefits from a calmer, more supportive social environment.
  • Staff regain valuable time previously lost to behavior management issues.
  • There is growing evidence that a personalized music program gives  professionals one more tool in their effort to reduce reliance on  anti-psychotic medications.

Help Us Reach More People Like Henry

Our goal is to make this miraculous form of personalized therapeutic  music the gold standard in care organizations throughout the U.S. and  beyond—and train family caregivers to bring personalized digital music  to their loved ones at home. There are millions like Henry struggling to escape the  isolation of dementia. Please help them feel alive again through MUSIC  & MEMORY℠. 

Build A Playlist

Use this form to select music that your loved one would enjoy on their playlist.  Each resident's playlist should be 125 to 150 songs.  These are a start, and we can add any others you may know of that they would enjoy.

Once your form is completed, please email it to diane.rainbolt@robleecc.com; fax it to (325)453-4338; mail it to PO Box 1209, Robert Lee, TX  76945; or drop it by our office.