By Tessa Raebeck
While most of us use our iPods when we’re jogging or mowing the lawn, the devices can be used for a purpose greater than bringing constant One Direction ballads to your preteen: beloved music can renew the memories–and lives–of those suffering from dementia.
The organization creates personalized playlists for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, using the memory of beloved times and past events in their lives to improve their quality of life today.
By visiting the Music & Memory website, you can learn more about how the program works and see videos showing how people’s spirits can be lifted by the music from their past.
The iPod drive runs through September 6 at GeekHampton, located at 34 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, call (631) 723-3660.