CANVAS, Betty’s Foundation, Music & Memory, and UCI MIND partner to raise awareness on music and Alzheimer’s disease

By May 1, 2017 Community Events
photo of CANVAS music event, April 30, 2017

Several incredible organizations came together on Sunday, April 30, in Marina del Rey for an explosion of sound, spirit, and information. CANVAS and Betty’s Foundation were joined by Music & Memory and UCI MIND for an incredible evening that featured live musical performances, touching portrayals of the impact music can have on the lives of people with dementia, and a lecture on the neuroscience of music from UCI MIND’s own Dr. Joshua Grill.

The powerful evening concluded with CANVAS making a donation of $1000 to Betty’s Foundation to support their work as a non-profit organization committed to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease. Betty’s Foundation, in turn, proceeded to make a $1000 donation to Music & Memory to help bring individualized music intervention to the lives of people with dementia living in long-term care facilities and $2000 to UCI MIND to support research.