Is Santa bringing you a new iPod for Christmas? If you already have one and this will be a newer model, what will you do with the old one?
The Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange is collecting iPods and chargers in working condition to be used for a good cause.
The club has chosen to support a new charity founded by Sally Magnusson called ‘Playlist for Life’.
This organisation supports an innovative approach for carers that can open the door of communication with loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Sally shared her personal experiences of her mother, Mamie’s, journey with Alzheimer’s in her book “Where Memories Go”.
In it she recounts how she, her siblings and maiden aunt (Mamie’s twin sister Anna) cared and coped with the dreadful condition’s progression.
The family was able to utilise Mamie’s enjoyment of music to give her the best quality of life that was possible.
Through this experience, Sally found an innovative approach which encourages carers to compile songs and music significant to the dementia sufferer.
Linlithgow Grange Rotary Club is appealing for used, but working, iPods and chargers. These can be dropped off at The Line Gallery, 236 High Street.
It is also supporting academic research to assess this therapy and is holding a concert on March 4 next year at Linlithgow Academy to raise much needed funds.