Music for Dementia 2020 website launches in UK

New website is the first ever central information hub for advice, evidence-based research and expertise on why music is important for people living with dementia and their carers | via Music:Ed

Music for Dementia 2020 will promote a wide range of musical activities available for people living with dementia – from how to compile a playlist to advice on how to find a music therapist.

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The website is structured for interactive use by carers, health professionals, practitioners, commissioners, academics and researchers – and, most importantly, people living with dementia. It incorporates case studies, blogs, interactive short films and advice and guidance from across the health, care, dementia and music sectors.

According to Music for Dementia 2020:

Research shows that when used appropriately through a personalised approach, music can make the delivery of care more effective and efficient, enabling carers to have more time to create meaningful moments with the people they are caring for. Music enhances people’s experiences of using services and helps people living with dementia to be seen for who they are, beyond their dementia‘.

Related: Commission on Dementia and Music | What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we?

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