Anglia Ruskin is UK lead for major music therapy study

November 30, 2018

Anglia Ruskin University will lead the UK arm of a new £2.5 million joint EU programme to investigate the benefits of music for people living with dementia.

The UK part of the study is funded by The Alzheimer’s Society and will be carried out by experts at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research.

The three-year programme will recruit around 500 couples, where one person has dementia.  In addition to standard care, the carer will be trained by a music therapist who will initially work with the couple.

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