Significantly, it is globally recognized that listening to one's personal music can:
- Help people with Alzheimer’s recall seemingly lost memories, maintain cognitive abilities and relieve anxiety.
- Help children with autism improve social responses, communication skills, and attention skills.
- Assist those in palliative care by restoring solace and peace whilst diminishing fatigue.
- Soothe premature babies as it impacts vital signs, improves feeding behaviors and sucking patterns and prolongs periods of quiet–alert states.
- Nurture empathy and sense of belonging as we celebrate stories of diverse cultures told in song.
To assist, Music and The Brain Foundation:-
- Encourages individuals, families and carers to create and manage their own playlists to maintain general good health and well being.
- Has established the Encore Playlist Program (EPP) to support carers in the implementation and management of their own Encore Music Library and Encore Playlist Program.
- Facilitates Program training and support to carers in private and residential home based settings.
- Collaborates with the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics CALL to preserve and secure indigenous language, culture and history by digitizing the stories of their communities in song.
- Continues to campaign governing agencies to heighten awareness of the potential of music to improve public health and to elicit agency assistance to make existing public resources accessible in support of the Program.
- Manufactures and sells bespoke music listening devices to suit the special needs of those in care.
MBF PROGRAMS AND THE PROJECTS WE SUPPORT