Living Well with Dementia through Music

To celebrate World Book Day the Music for Dementia Team were lucky enough to catch up with the brilliant Catherine Richards a Music Therapist and proud Editor of the fabulous book “Living Well with Dementia through Music” A Resource Book for Activities Providers and Care Staff Here’s what we found out……… Tell us about the […]

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Intergenerational Music Making Hub

Intergenerational Music Making, IMM is one of the UK’s pioneer of intergenerational music projects. They have recently launched an Intergenerational Music Making Hub, which aims to bring together the community in unique music making workshops. A morning of musical expression, creativity, exploration and the community. IMM are working alongside partnerships to promote wellbeing, community cohesion […]

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Tell the stories behind your favourite music

RunPip is a community for contributors to share personally curated playlists and the reasons behind their choices. You can discover music or find new love for an old favourite thanks to a personal commentary by the creator, or upload your own playlist and tell your stories. One user commented “I first used RunPip to share […]

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Music students add dementia therapy to their bow

A partnership between a community care village and a local college is seeing students act as intergenerational music guides for people living with dementia, with noticeable improvements in sociability and mood. Music students at Cheshire College South & West, who are all aged 16-19, have been visiting the state-of-the-art Belong care village in Crewe twice […]

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TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne urges people with dementia, their families and carers to build music playlists this Christmas with the launch of free guides

The multi-talented radio DJ is spearheading the Music for Dementia Campaign, which calls for the government, music industry, health and social care sectors and friends and families to work towards giving everyone with dementia the right to music as part of their care, as well as to access music free of charge, wherever they are As Music for Dementia’s […]

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