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Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

November 14, 2018

The Guardian: As a GP, I know that conventional medicine can’t solve the growing problems of obesity, stress and loneliness. But funding is key.

It is no secret that the government likes “social prescribing”. Last month’s loneliness strategy included proposals for GPs to refer patients to art groups, cookery classes and other activities. And speaking at last week’s King’s Fund conference on the subject, the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, announced the creation of an academy to build a research base, train practitioners and champion the benefits of social prescribing.

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