‘Willis can not always remember my name but he knows all the words to My Way’

January 22, 2019

Belfast Telegraph: Talented artist Willis Hammond spent a busy working life as a painter and decorator, and was happily married for more than 60 years. Sadly, however, his wife passed away just five years ago and following a diagnosis of dementia, Willis moved to a care home.

And while the change in his circumstances could have had a detrimental effect on his health, he has been thriving, thanks in large part to music therapy.

Music therapy is an established psychological clinical intervention, and works to support people of all ages who have psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs through suffering illness, injury or disability.

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