PUBLIC INTEREST STATEMENT Substantial and persuasive research indicated the power of familiar music to calm and engage persons with dementia. Less is known about the responses to music by family members, who provide 90% of the care and sometimes choose culturally and personally familiar music to share with their relative with dementia. As researchers, we found family members treasured the moments when listening or making familiar music was a means to connect, communicate, and engage relatives with dementia. Sharing music allowed the family members to assume new roles and form positive memories with relatives. The role of providing music contrasted sharply with other caretaking tasks that were described as difficult or troublesome. Understanding the value of music at the end of life offers new possibilities for music educators and lovers. Educators could emphasize the value and culture of music and prepare students to enjoy culturally relevant music throughout life.