The Snohomish County Music Project was featured on KOMO 4 News:
From the KOMO 4 news article:
Music therapist Karley Hawley dug deep into the patients’ pasts to pick 20 songs that bring up the best memories […] Each of the participants gets a song book catered to them and an iPod with their playlist. The technology becomes a tool for the team when simply talking people down doesn’t work.
When residents try to leave because they’re agitated or anxious, staff can now just play their iPod and console or comfort them and maybe even bring them joy.
The study found that participants had increased memory recall, decreased agitation, less need for some of their medicine, and some patients even spoke for the first time since their diagnosis.