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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Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe is an Anglo-American singer songwriter with a raw, acoustic, indie rock sound. Wolfe’s music pulls from the brooding poeticism of Leonard Cohen, the tender and haunting melodies of Elliott Smith and occasionally veers into Americana and grunge territory. Wolfe’s live show has been hailed as “absolutely breathtaking” (The New York Times) and “a […]

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Social prescribing and dementia – a powerful opportunity

Matt Hancock

The ask: Department for Health and Social Care to embed music for dementia into social prescribing. Dementia is one of the great public health and social challenges of our times. It is the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Across the UK, 850,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia, projected to […]

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Welcome to Music for Dementia 2020

It is anticipated that there will be one million people living with dementia in the UK by 2021 ¹. Music is a powerful connector and has the ability to bring people together in the here and now. It can enliven, stimulate and enable people living with dementia to express themselves creatively through musical engagement. Research […]

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