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Heart For Music

In 2019 Rick’s Heart Foundation will be putting “Heart For Music” into various nursing residences in the Surrey and Greater Vancouver area.

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” ~ Macklemore

This Program is going to bring so much delight to many Seniors who worked, fought and sacrificed to provide this and many generations to come, a free and marvelous home we call Canada.

During my personal journey with my late Father and his dementia, when he was listening to music it brought the life back into his eyes. He became alert to his surroundings and the spark in him returned.

Seeing as music evokes emotions that bring back memories, I have made it my personal endeavor to have music in as many Senior’s homes as possible. Starting with WHERE your dad lived in New Westminster, BC.

Musical aptitude and appreciation are two of the last remaining abilities in dementia patients. Knowing this is why I wanted to give my Father the gift of music. Seeing such a transformation with such a simple gesture of music was a huge heartwarming gift both for My Father and Myself.

On behalf of My Father and Rick’s Heart Foundation, this Program will be so positive for it will inspire smiles and joy. It will bring back memories of key moments of happiness to these Seniors: Especially those battling with Dementia, or Alzheimer’s.

Below are two links to some fascinating documentaries about music and memory:

Story of Henry – Music & Memory iPod Project – Alive Inside Documentary

Alive Inside Official Trailer 1 (2014) – Alzheimer’s Documentary HD

Memories Of Music Cannot Be Lost During Various Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you would like to sponsor a Senior’s residence in your community or gather more information please send an email to

In Heart and Love,

Rick Diamond

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