Press Releases

  • April 19, 2020

    A look into how musical memory remains intact in those neurodegenerative diseases, and how music has helped Tony Bennett in his cognitive decline--featuring MMM graduate student intern and LIMBIC-CENC research associate Brandon Carone.

    SGD Advertising

  • December 13, 2020

    “Music Mends Minds" with Twitchy Women

    A presentation by Music Mends Minds about music therapy for people with Parkinson's Disease on Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women.

    Twitchy Women

  • November, 2020

    “Music Mends Minds" with Franne Golde & Paul Fox

    Judith Haenel writes about husband-and-wife Paul and Franne's experiences with "The 5th Dementia" and MMM.

    Judith Haenel - Rolling Hills Living Magazine

  • November 17, 2020

    Gil Zeimer of SGD Advertising created a blog post about Music Mends Minds and our transition to the current global Zoom platform!

    Gil Zeimer | SGD Advertising

  • November 12, 2020

    Service Above Self - TV Interview with MMM Founder Carol Rosenstein

    "Service Above Self" Host Dave Clifton, with Bill Shillito, interviews Carol Rosenstein & Amy Huggins, discussing and analyzing a few selected clips of seniors making music through Zoom in the time of COVD-19.

    Service Above Self - SharonTV

  • October 23, 2020

    Service Matters - Radio Interview with MMM Founder Carol Rosenstein

    "Service Matters" Radio Show Hosts Dave Clifton and Valerie Perry interview Carol, and discuss the impact of music-making with seniors in the time of COVID-19.

    Service Matters | WPRV-AM

  • October 19, 2020

    Music Mends Minds Offers Virtual Sing-a-longs to Stay Connected

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research explores how seniors make music together on Zoom, enjoying their connections and socialization.

    Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • October 16, 2020

    Music Mends Minds: A CNN Hero's mission finds a new need during the pandemic

    CNN Heroes revisits MMM and Founder (CNN Hero Nominee 2018) Carol Rosenstein, to explore how MMM has pivoted to online music-making through Zoom in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

    CNN Heroes

  • September 8, 2020

    When You're Smiling

    Dano Nissen explores how non-profit MMM uses music to heal the minds of those with neurodegenerative diseases, for Baram House Magazine's themed issue on "Remembrance."

    Baram House Magazine

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    Five Great, Slightly Sung Americans

    For the 4th of July, we celebrate five slightly sung American heroes including our very own Carol Rosenstein

    Blog Post

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    January 09, 2020

    Know Your Neighbors: Two Women Helping People With Brain Diseases Via Music

    Read all about Carol Rosenstein, the Coachella Valley band, "The Tunes for the Memory," and Barbara Fosse, The Tunes for The Memory Point-Person

    Coachella Valley Independent Newspaper

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    February 13, 2019

    MMM Battles Dementia With Melody

    "It's often said that music is the universal language. MMM believes it's great medicine for those struggling with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s and dementia."

    Spectrum News 1

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    November 05, 2018

    Looking After Those Who Looked After Us

    Carol discusses her life with Irwin, creating MMM, and even the Dalai Lama

    The Good People Fund


    November 05, 2018

    The Good People Fund Select MMM for Grant

    The Good People Fund announced nearly $1.8 million in grants to  address critical humanitarian needs. MMM was selected as a recipient!

    The Good People Fund

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    November 01, 2018

    Being Thankful for the Joy of Music

    Diane Margolin and Taber Falconer informs readership of our musical mission for seniors with cognitive decline. 

    Santa Monica Star Newspaper

  • September 07, 2018

    Recreation and Parks Award Given to MMM

    The Recreation and Parks Commission honored the MMM program at Roxbury Park. Read the story on Page 5!

    Beverly Hills Weekly

  • September 07, 2018

    Recreation & Parks Commission Honors MMM Facilitators

    Myra Lurie and Steven Weinglass are honored for their efforts on behalf of seniors creating the MMM program at Roxbury Park.

    Beverly Hills Courier

  • September 03, 2018

    Mending Minds Through Music

    Carol discusses how we all can live longer and healthier. This podcast features many world-renowned scientists and biohackers.

    Live Long and Master Aging Podcast

  • May 29, 2018

    CNN Heroes 2018

    CNN Heroes nominates Carol Rosenstein, Founder of MMM. CNN Heroes celebrates "everyday people changing the world," each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference. 

    CNN Health

  • May 29, 2018

    This Woman is Music to a Senior’s Ear

    Carol's background in mind-body medicine was a large influence in her creation of MMM.

    Meet America

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    April 10, 2018

    The Healing Power of Music

    Michael J. Fox Foundation interviews Diana Davidow and her experience as a member in Music Mends Minds's flagship band "The 5th Dementia" band. Photo credits: Serene Meshel-Dillman

    Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • March 29, 2018

    Carol & Irwin, Separated by Illness, Reunited by Music

    Read a news piece from France about MMM, Carol and Irwin. Photo credits: Serene Meshel-Dillman

    Story News

  • December 29, 2017

    "I Am A Volunteer"

    NBC Channel 4 highlights the numerous volunteering opportunities available at MMM

    NBC Channel 4

  • September 05, 2017

    Where "Music Mends Minds"

    Listen in on Carol's interview where she discusses how music helped her connect with her husband, Irwin. 

    The Osgood Files

  • August 22, 2017

    MMM Helps People With Dementia & Parkinson's

    A nationwide program is helping dementia and Parkinson's patients cope with illnesses through music.


  • August 14, 2017

    Can Joining a Band Fight Cognitive Decline?

     The 5th Dementia keeps folks with neurodegenerative disease in the moment by playing music of the past with help from a few teenage musicians.

    KQED: The California Report

  • May 24, 2017

    Community Council: Music Mends Minds

    KIIS FM spotlights MMM's mission to support people suffering from a neurodegenerative disease through musical support groups.


  • May 10, 2017

    The Quad: Students learn from older adults through volunteer programs

    Daily Bruin discusses how MMM utilizes an intergenerational approach  to accomplish their goal to use music as a way of healing the mind.

    Daily Bruin

  • December 17, 2016

    Music as Medicine for the Mind

    Claire Fogarty discusses how MMM has brought their talents to the Brentwood Presbyterian Church on Friday, serenading their audience with smooth jazz while surrounded by a Christmas Tree and Poinsettias.

    Cure PSP

  • September 15, 2015

    The More We Play, More Their Old Selves Return

    Like a wilting flower that has just been watered, Irwin Rosenstein sits at the piano and comes to life. 

    People Magazine

  • September 25, 2015

    Ask the MD: Music as Medicine for the Mind

    Far from just stimulating memories surrounding a song, though, many believe music can actually help to preserve and even enhance cognitive function.

    Michael J. Fox Foundation

  • February 23, 2015

    Music Offers Dementia Patients New Meaning

    PBS interviews 5th Dementia members ,Marina Day & Paul Livadary, on the power of music.  Photo credits: Serene Meshel-Dillman

    PBS News Hour

  • December 12, 2015

    Exclusive: ‘The Fifth Dementia’ Band Pairs Teen Musicians With Alzheimer’s Patients

    Windward High School students are building bonds and making music with elderly Alzheimer’s patients with “The Fifth Dementia.” 

    CBS Los Angeles

  • November 03, 2015

    Swinging with The 5th Dementia

    Swinging with the 5th Dementia: Twice a week, four older men get together to make music. There may be nothing unusual about that, but aging has not been kind to them: To varying degrees, they’ve been affected by dementia or Parkinson’s disease. 

    Jewish Journal

  • November 04, 2015

    Healing Through Music

    Proving that music truly can be one of life’s greatest gifts, the new intergenerational music therapy project MMM is dedicated to “restoring the rhythm of life” for individuals in West Los Angeles who are affected by neurodegenerative diseases

    Jewish Journal

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