Research and Resources

About the Effects of Music on Dementia

To understand the power behind the Song Spinner, you might want to review some current information about music and the brain. We recommend the book: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks. Much of the thinking that went into the design of the Song Spinner started in this book by Dr. Sacks.

While you’re waiting for the book, you can start with some bite-sized bits of information from the Web.

About the Use of Toys and Games for People with Dementia

If you’re interested in understanding how toys, games, and gamification can benefit people with Alzheimer’s, these articles provide an introduction.

About Designing for the Elderly

The following articles discuss issues related to accessible design as it relates to older users.

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