Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you the iPod has changed the music industry. What they may not tell you is the more obscure, yet similarly profound, impact it’s having on the lives of the elderly suffering from dementia. Experimentation with iPods and memory began when Dan Cohen, a social worker from Long Island, N.Y., distributed 200 iPods to four local nursing homes in 2008. “I knew music was the number one activity in nursing homes, so I asked if we could see if there would be any added value if we personalized it,” Cohen told Mashable. Read the full story at Mashable.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.