Month: July 2020

Gwen ‘shows’ you’re never too old to embrace new technology
July 31, 2020

Gwen ‘shows’ you’re never too old to embrace new technology

Say hello to Gwen at Harper Fields in Balsall Common, who is enjoying music via an Alexa Echo Show.  Her Barchester Care home was one of 100 to win an […]

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Making the case for music becoming mainstream in dementia care
July 30, 2020

Making the case for music becoming mainstream in dementia care

Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive ILC-UK Music has a powerful role to play in bringing people together. While musical styles come and go out of fashion over the generations, the […]

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As a music therapist, never have I felt the power and strength of music more: A personal perspective from a music therapist working with people with dementia
July 28, 2020

As a music therapist, never have I felt the power and strength of music more: A personal perspective from a music therapist working with people with dementia

Ming Hung Hsu, Music Therapy Lead for the national charity MHA Many of us can probably still recall a video of a ballad sung out in solidarity into an empty […]

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What are the implications for the BAME dementia community and how do we ensure service provision responds effectively?
July 24, 2020

What are the implications for the BAME dementia community and how do we ensure service provision responds effectively?

Mohammed A Rauf, BAME Dementia Consultant Dementia amongst Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities is set to rise seven to eight-fold in the next three decades. However, not having a […]

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Calling all care homes – nominate your top tunes
July 23, 2020

Calling all care homes – nominate your top tunes

Music for Dementia is calling on all care homes to help create a UK Care Homes’ Top 10 Favourite Songs’ list for everyone to enjoy on its M4d radio Mix […]

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m4d Radio station hits 30,000 listeners in first month
July 21, 2020

m4d Radio station hits 30,000 listeners in first month

Care Home Insight: A new internet radio station developed for people with dementia and their carers is celebrating its first set of audience listening figures since its launch last month. […]

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Live Music Now at Home – Free Live Music Resources for Care Homes
July 21, 2020

Live Music Now at Home – Free Live Music Resources for Care Homes

Determined to continue to support and connect with people living in care homes and the hard-working and dedicated teams that look after them, Live Music Now musicians and staff have […]

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Northern Chamber Orchestra plays outdoor concerts for care home residents
July 21, 2020

Northern Chamber Orchestra plays outdoor concerts for care home residents

Over the next few weeks care homes across the North West will welcome small ensembles of Northern Chamber Orchestra musicians who will perform socially distanced concerts in the grounds. Residents […]

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Why music matters to me even more during Covid-19: A personal perspective from a person living with dementia
July 21, 2020

Why music matters to me even more during Covid-19: A personal perspective from a person living with dementia

Jennifer Bute, Retired doctor I was doing my usual skipping exercise and then enjoying our community swings in solitary isolation when I heard some loud music… familiar music. It was […]

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The positive impact COVID-19 has had on charity partnerships
July 17, 2020

The positive impact COVID-19 has had on charity partnerships

Charity Digital News: Lockdown has brought to bear some of the best examples of charity partnerships. Organisations with the same goals working together to fundraise, deliver better services and drive […]

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