Month: August 2019

Angela has a rare form of dementia and can’t speak… but music triggers something in her brain
August 27, 2019

Angela has a rare form of dementia and can’t speak… but music triggers something in her brain

Belfast Telegraph: Retired teacher Angela Smyth, a talented singer and musician, is no longer able to speak due to the effects of the illness. Ahead of Palliative Care Week, her […]

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Silent disco brings respite to people living with dementia
August 26, 2019

Silent disco brings respite to people living with dementia

Glasgow Evening Times: When Gillian Machaffie’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with dementia, the former nursery owner struck on an innovative way to bring her some relief. Now Gillian is bringing music […]

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Welcome to the first Music for Dementia Musletter
August 25, 2019

Welcome to the first Music for Dementia Musletter

There has been a tremendous amount of activity within the campaign since the commission on Music and Dementia in 2018 and we wanted to bring you up-to-date with what’s been […]

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Music for Dementia and Live Music Now launch the Musical Care Taskforce
August 20, 2019

Music for Dementia and Live Music Now launch the Musical Care Taskforce

Music for Dementia and Live Music Now have launched a new Musical Care Taskforce with the aim to make music an essential element of dementia care. The Taskforce, which brings […]

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Music is the golden thread of care
August 3, 2019

Music is the golden thread of care

Putting music on the social prescribing menu for people living with dementia Grace Meadows, Programme Director of The Utley Foundation’s Music for Dementia campaign to make music available for everyone living […]

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