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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Research – Making the case for music

The music and dementia sector is supported by a robust and growing evidence base which is quickly gaining traction. The continually developing research base is effectively demonstrating the range of benefits of music for people living with dementia. In the 2018 Cochrane Review, Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia, 22 trials were included in […]

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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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