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Ten Guitars for Alzheimer’s

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]When local Richmond musician, Dan Deslauriers, heard about the Ten Guitars project, he said, “I’m in.”. The brain child of fellow musicians Denny Welburn and Paul Johanis, the CD pulls together ten local and Ottawa area musicians, doing ten different instrumentals and it’s all a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society serving Ottawa and Renfrew County.

Hearing music helps Alzheimer’s patients recall their ‘music memory’ and music therapy is used to lower anxiety levels in patients. It helps caregivers as well and the Alzheimer’s Society will help families and caregivers put together a music CD of favourite tunes – for free.

‘Ten Guitars’ features musicians who have been involved in the local music scene for decades. Deslauriers still works playing country music and songwriting. And the other guitarists involved continue to perform. Collectively they’ve been providing some of the best music to come out of Ottawa and the surrounding areas for decades. All the proceeds – 100% – go to the Alzheimer’s Society serving Ottawa and Renfrew County. Visit for more information.  Check out Ten Guitars website – Buy the CD online at or at Legend records in Ottawa.