Music is ‘powerful but under-used tool’ for people with dementia

January 18, 2018 The Commission on Dementia and Music has called on local authorities and the NHS to recognise the ‘therapeutic potential of music’, saying it is a ‘powerful but under-used tool’.

Its report ‘What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we?’ claims high quality arts and music provision may currently only be available in just five per cent of care homes.

The Commission, which has been created by The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), with support from The Utley Foundation, found music may help in the recall of information for people with dementia and playing a musical instrument may help prevent the disease.

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