Month: June 2019

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing
June 28, 2019

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

NICE: People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing. […]

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Man with dementia’s piano playing ‘shows healing power of music’
June 25, 2019

Man with dementia’s piano playing ‘shows healing power of music’

BBC News: A video of Paul Harvey, who has dementia, playing piano has had more than two million hits on Twitter in just two days. The former music teacher, from […]

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Music playlists could help dementia patients
June 24, 2019

Music playlists could help dementia patients

Reuters: Personalized music playlists that rekindle memories of childhood and happy moments may bring joy to dementia patients, because music can activate parts of the brain not affected by the […]

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Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong
June 22, 2019

Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong

BB News: A care home is bringing children with special needs together with older people with dementia for a therapeutic singalong. “I don’t really belong here you know,” says Sheila, […]

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Create a music playlist for a loved one with dementia
June 20, 2019

Create a music playlist for a loved one with dementia

Life Hacker: Watching a loved one decline from dementia can be an awful, isolating and hopeless experience. But even while a patient loses cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering and reasoning—they may remain […]

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A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music
June 19, 2019

A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music

NBC News: When I was a kid, there didn’t seem to be a rhyme and reason to what music I loved — my tastes spanned from art rock, to show […]

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