Our Vision and Mission
Silver Memories aims to improve the quality of life of older Australians through nostalgia music and entertainment. Using the medium of radio along with satellite technology, Silver Memories broadcasts engaging, cheerful and appropriate content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Silver Memories is a non-profit organisation.
What is Silver Memories
Silver Memories is a special nostalgia radio service developed by 4MBS Classic FM and was designed specifically to address social isolation and depression in Aged Care. The service provides a non-pharmacological tool for the management of dementia and related issues. Silver Memories operates 24 hours a day, plays cheerful and gentle music from the 1920s to the early 1960s, includes cheerio greetings and birthday calls from our friendly announcers and features old radio serials and comedies which people listened to before the advent of television.
Silver Memories has been endorsed by the Australian Medical Association (Qld) and Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) who use it in their Dementia Behaviour Management Service (DBMAS).
Silver Memories is currently installed in 57 locations (link to list of homes)
Music has long been known as a good therapeutic intervention in depression in older adults. The Silver Memories service goes beyond this, and its programming seems to provoke reminiscence and collective memories in people with dementia. Often carers need to identify triggers for reminiscing, and music is such a trigger.”
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