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As his caregiver, I promised to hold onto the memories he couldn't, including his love for playing music. He was an excellent trombone player who lost his ability to

    read notes. Music Mends Minds came          to the rescue. 

 

Through Carol's encouragement and the amazing support of the 5th Dementia band, Jon was able to rediscover his love for music and find a renewed sense of purpose in life.

- Yvette (Jon's Caregiver)

In Memory of
Jon Moryl


8/14/1954-3/29/2024

5th Dementia Flagship Band

First founded in 2014, the 5th Dementia Band rehearses every week on Thursdays 2-3 PM.

Click on the photo to watch and read Spectrum News 1's story about us!

Join our Weekly Livestream on Thursdays, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PST)!

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Watch our 5th Dementia Band Rehearsals in Action!

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View Our MMM Episode on Making Good!​

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Click Above to Watch our Episode!

Making Good chronicles actor and musician Kirby Heyborne’s travels across the U.S. as he spends time helping nonprofits. Kirby joined our Beverly Hills Treble Makers and our MMM 5th Dementia Flagship Band music groups and helped lead warm-up exercises on our tri-weekly Zoom platform led by our board certified music therapists. Kirby and his crew also spent time with Bill and Noemia Young and David and Janet Solie to learn firsthand about the powerful impact music can have on those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s.      

 

Our episode is filled with tender, funny and poignant moments that capture the essence of MMM. Grab a box of tissues and tune in to BYUtv.

Through music, we restore the rhythm of life...
for loved ones, caregivers, and communities

What People Say

"As a teacher, my mother was as fiercely devoted to the young ones in her care as she was to her own children. With such an example, I am inspired to find ways to enrich her life. Singing with the 5th Dementia Band makes her face light up with smiles.  While I welcome any therapeutic value that music may hold, I find the greatest value is in having a place where my mother can experience joy.  I’m so thankful to have found Music Mends Minds."

 

—  Denise Davis, Daughter of Leola Davis

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What We Do

Our Mission

Music Mends Minds is a nonprofit that creates musical support groups for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and other neurological disorders.

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Our Vision