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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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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