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Debby Dodds is a gerontologist and creator of the TouchTEAM approach for using iPads when a person has memory loss. She is implementing several iPad and memory loss grants, including one pairing local university pre-med students with a healthcare nursing facility to spur intergenerational iPad engagement for residents with memory loss.
Michael Potteiger has implemented several grants from the York Country Community Foundation as part of its embracing aging initiative. The grants funded the purchase of iPads for an intergenerational training program where high school and college students teach local older adults how to use smartphones and tablets.
Julie Hyland works with more than three dozen nursing homes that in 2016 implemented Music & Memory, establishing a student volunteer program with high school and college students. In 2013, Wisconsin launched the first statewide nursing home initiative to implement the personalized music program. Since 2013, more than 350 Wisconsin nursing homes implemented Music & Memory, and the program has spread to assisted living communities, adult day centers, hospice, Aging and Disability Resource Centers and public libraries.