People living with memory impairment can be difficult to settle and entertain. These folk can respond positively to familiar and loved music. It has the effect of calming their minds and enables them to recall important aspects of their lives.
The Rotary Club of St Peters has donated special headphones to aged care homes in the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters area. Pairs of specially designed headsets have been provided free of charge to eleven nursing homes throughout the local area. The headphones contain a memory card which can be programmed with music to suit the individual user. 
The club has received reports of wonderful results whereby people have become animated when given the opportunity to listen to their favourite music.
Past Rotarian the late John Seeliger was the driving force behind the Club’s ‘Music for Dementia’ program.