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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Training for care workers by music therapists

Music as Therapy International provide introductory training to staff caring for people living with dementia, through projects delivered in the care setting by music therapists.  The charity’s music therapists share skills and resources with participating care practitioners, so they have the confidence, experience, resources and expertise to use music themselves long after they have completed […]

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BBC Radio 6 presenter Lauren Laverne appointed ambassador for Music for Dementia 2020 campaign

Lauren Laverne M4D2020 Ambassador

UK music and dementia campaign Music for Dementia 2020 announces partnership with broadcaster New campaign aims to make music accessible to everyone in the UK living with dementia by 2020 It follows the publication of the ground-breaking ILC-UK report, in conjunction with The Utley Foundation, which highlighted how music can help improve quality of life […]

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Music connects people with dementia even in the remotest of areas

Two years on and the Music for Dementia 2020 team are delighted to hear that the training provided by Music as Therapy International with the Activity Coordinators at the Abbeyfield House in Ballachulish is still having a tremendous impact on their dementia residents, carers and relatives.  Jesse – during a group session- Photograph © Music […]

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