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How music helps connect people living with dementia

January 9, 2019

The Guardian: A new campaign aims to show how listening and playing music can help patients be happier, healthier and more harmonious.

When Eileen Pegg developed dementia in 2015, she became very anxious and easily agitated. Her carers at MHA Weston and Queensway care home in Stafford were determined to find a way to make her happier, so they decided to see if music would help.

The care home, which is a specialist dementia care unit, has provided music therapy for more than 10 years, and these sessions have made a real difference to Pegg.

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