Why music and dementia
Presently, there is no pharmacological cure for dementia, though research is ongoing in many areas.
Music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life for people living with the syndrome, and their carers. It has the power to bring people together in the here and now, providing a way to stay connected with loved ones and carers through shared experiences.
It can enliven, stimulate and enable people to express themselves creatively beyond words. This involvement enables people to be seen for who they are beyond their diagnosis.
This support to emotional and psychological health and wellbeing comes at a time when emotions can be overwhelming or difficult to process or manage.
Retired GP Jennifer Bute, who lives with dementia, explains why music is essential.
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There are many studies demonstrating how various musical activities benefit people living with dementia.Read more
Advice and resources
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