Support

The Music for Dementia 2020 campaign is about collaboration. We are creating a movement on a national level to make music available for everyone living with dementia by 2020. Outlined below are all the amazing organisations that are supporting this campaign. Click on the logos to find out more. If your organisation is not listed […]

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Music supports care

Music supports staff and residents’ relationships and promotes caregivers’ communication with residents Brighter moods of people being cared for boosts staff morale and enables care to be more person-centred Music listening can be an easy way to aid the delivery of daily tasks, changing the way someone experiences everyday routines Music supports carers to see […]

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Music supports communication and self-expression

Music can support the retention of speech and language skills It offers a non-verbal, creative means of expression The stimulating affect of music encourages alertness, enabling greater motivation to communicate and connect with others The flexibility of music enables different levels of participation, and offers opportunities for the musical experience to be person-centred Memories of […]

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Music supports mental health

Music can alleviate anxiety, agitation and depression, offering a creative medium to work through and process feelings Music supports positive changes in mood and emotional wellbeing Music is a non-pharmacological approach to helping manage and contain symptoms of dementia. Pharmacological interventions are not appropriate for everyone in all instances. Music-based interventions can provide a safe […]

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Music brings people together

Shared musical engagement enables individuals to enjoy music with others; it facilitates shared, quality time with friends, family and carers Music creates communities, offering inclusive, meaningful social experiences Music supports active participation and enhances awareness of others Music enables relationship-building Music is a readily accessible medium that supports people to be in the here and […]

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