The B Sharp Program is an arts engagement project that brings patients with dementia and their caregivers to Fort Collins Symphony performances. The goal of the project is to asess how attendance at musical performances influence the mood, memory and attention for people with dementia. In addition, we are examining the social impacts on caregivers as they participate in community events with their loved ones.
Our research is focused on measuring the health and well being impacts for both dementia patients and their caregivers. Results will be used by the community to inform other
dementia-focused programs in Northern Colorado.