Schools supporting music for all

This article was kindly written for the Music for Dementia 2020 website by Sunita Thakur (Class Teacher) at the Grove Park Academy School If music be the food of love..play on  Whilst Shakespeare’s Orsino wanted music played in order to help him cure his lovesick heart; I have borrowed this phrase in order to emphasise the power that […]

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Music for Dementia 2020 Launches Musical Map for Dementia

THE CAMPAIGN SEEKS NATIONWIDE SUPPORT TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA FIND MUSIC RELATED EVENTS AND SERVICES IN THEIR AREA Music for Dementia 2020 is launching the first ever Musical Map for Dementia. Its aim is to provide those affected by the condition information on music- based events and services in their area. Music has a […]

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Welcome to the first Music for Dementia 2020 Musletter.

There has been a tremendous amount of activity within the campaign since the commission on Music and Dementia in 2018 and we wanted to bring you up-to-date with what’s been happening and the plans for the future. Click on the image below to see this edition, which highlights the campaign’s aims and role as well […]

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Musical Map for Dementia – Coming Soon….

As part of the Music for Dementia 2020 campaign of making music free for people living with dementia, we are delighted to announce that our Musical Map for Dementia will be launched on BBC Music Day – 26 September 2019. We will be calling on clinical practitioners, choirs, music groups and those running unique offerings […]

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Music for Dementia 2020 and Live Music Now launch the Musical Care Taskforce

Musical Care Taskforce Panel Discussion

Music for Dementia 2020 and Live Music Now have launched the Musical Care Taskforce with more than 60 leading figures from across the music, dementia, health, social and care sectors The Taskforce will work towards making music an essential element of dementia care -FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- London, UK. 19 August, 2019. Music for Dementia 2020 […]

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Music for Dementia 2020 welcomes NICE’s inclusion of music therapy in its updated standards

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its dementia care recommendations to include music therapy Music for Dementia 2020 launched earlier this year and is campaigning to make music free for people living with dementia Currently there are more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK who could benefit […]

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The benefits of music for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

This article was kindly written for the Music for Dementia 2020 website by Holly Clark | Community Manager | FirstCare.ie There are millions of people who live with Dementia and Alzheimer’s worldwide. Due to an ageing population and no yet known cure or preventative pharmacological response, this number will only rise in the next few decades. Therefore, […]

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It’s not all Vera Lynn, we want raps, choirs and singing groups.

IMM – Bridging the age gap with music The Music for Dementia 2020 team were delighted to meet Charlotte Miller, a trained music therapist, who has over twenty years of experience working within schools, hospitals and care settings across South London. Charlotte is the founder of Intergenerational Music Making (IMM), a wonderful charity that brings together […]

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