News – Music for Dementia

The Utley Foundation funds pioneering new music therapy research project led by care home provider Anchor in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research
May 16, 2022

The Utley Foundation funds pioneering new music therapy research project led by care home provider Anchor in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Care homes launch dementia music therapy programme to support residents living with dementia and upskill carers in their understanding of the power of music 75% of older people find joy […]

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How to use music with a loved one who has just been diagnosed with dementia
May 16, 2022

How to use music with a loved one who has just been diagnosed with dementia

With Dementia Action Week 2022 (16th – 20th May) focussing on diagnosis, it’s important for family and carers to know how they can use music to support people living with […]

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Why this report matters
April 19, 2022

Why this report matters

UK Music CEO Jamie Njoku-Goodwin and Music for Dementia’s Campaign Director Grace Meadows explain the importance of the Power of Music report, and why the recommendations need to be taken […]

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Our Power of Music report has arrived
April 19, 2022

Our Power of Music report has arrived

One year in the making, we are pleased to release our call to action Power of Music report which outlines a blueprint to use music to help transform communities and […]

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Dementia organisations fly the flag for music as new study gets underway
March 30, 2022

Dementia organisations fly the flag for music as new study gets underway

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has joined forces with Music for Dementia, a national campaign, to highlight music as a positive way to support people with […]

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‘Music’s unique ability  to transform people’s  lives – even for  an instant – cannot  be underestimated’
March 11, 2022

‘Music’s unique ability to transform people’s lives – even for an instant – cannot be underestimated’

To celebrate National Social Prescribing Day on March 10th, we teamed up with Baroness Greengross, Crossbench Peer, to write about the importance of music for people living with dementia and their […]

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Using the power of music to support care workers
March 3, 2022

Using the power of music to support care workers

Against a backdrop of workforce challenges, funding pressures and concerns about staff wellbeing, with stress and burnout being at its highest reported among health and social care workers from the […]

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Ambassador Lauren Laverne visits Bridgeside Lodge Nursing Home with The Spitz
February 7, 2022

Ambassador Lauren Laverne visits Bridgeside Lodge Nursing Home with The Spitz

Lauren recently paid a visit to an Islington care home with The Spitz Charitable Trust. The Spitz hold participatory music sessions and public events which have proven to ease anxiety, […]

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Reflections on music and life
February 3, 2022

Reflections on music and life

Ashley Bayston is the Founder and Chair of the Lewy Body Society. ‘I got my love of music from my precious mother’ Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known as […]

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Christmas Isn’t Just Another Day
December 20, 2021

Christmas Isn’t Just Another Day

2021 has been another magical year for 81-year-old Paul Harvey who captured the nation’s hearts on BBC Breakfast with his Four Notes improvisation. Paul, who lives with dementia, is now […]

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