Helping Alzheimer's patients through music
A Michiana man with a desire to help others is using his job as a nurse and his taste for music to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Zach Gordon, a Berrien Springs resident, says more than 50 percent of all nursing home residents have some sort of dementia related diagnosis.
As a caretaker at a Michiana nursing home, Gordon took it upon himself to help those suffering with extreme memory loss.
Using the knowledge that music helps those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, Gordon created a device that’s easier to use than the average mp3 player, for the older generation.
“I just have always been driven about creating and innovating and in have several medical devices I have in my journal and in 2014 I said I’m going to make one of my ideas a reality something that’s always driven me and a couple weeks later I came up with the comfort clip,” says Gordon.