Month: October 2020

Befriending and community
October 30, 2020

Befriending and community

The impact of lockdown has had an unexpected effect on neighbourliness. It has started to bring communities together in a positive way, forging new links and support in many ways […]

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Awards finalists 2020
October 29, 2020

Awards finalists 2020

It’s been a year of firsts for us, and our latest is that we are finalists in two awards for our launch of m4d Radio. Dementia Care Awards – Outstanding […]

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Ex-music teacher with dementia releases charity single inspired by four notes
October 26, 2020

Ex-music teacher with dementia releases charity single inspired by four notes

Evening Standard: A piece composed by an 80-year-old former music teacher with dementia will be released as a single after he recorded it with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Paul Harvey improvised the composition after his […]

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Improvised tune using four notes performed by BBC Philharmonic
October 26, 2020

Improvised tune using four notes performed by BBC Philharmonic

Daily Mail: Viewers are left ‘in bits’ after pianist, 80, with dementia who went viral with an improvised tune using four notes has his song performed by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. […]

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Four notes – a moving musical story
October 23, 2020

Four notes – a moving musical story

How an improvisation has circled the globe virtually, and become an orchestral composition. STOP PRESS! Sheet music is now available to buy. It all started with four notes, F, A, […]

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Bedford care home tackling dementia with music therapy
October 21, 2020

Bedford care home tackling dementia with music therapy

Bedford Independent: Bedford care home, MHA Anjulita Court, has been showing the positive impact music therapy can have on residents living with dementia by hosting an open group music therapy session […]

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Black History Month – musical resonance
October 14, 2020

Black History Month – musical resonance

Music and rhythm feature strongly in the lives of all of us, whatever our culture. That’s why we’re celebrating the impact and contribution of music from black and minority ethnicities […]

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#LinkWorkerDay2020
October 9, 2020

#LinkWorkerDay2020

This National Link Worker Day, we’re showcasing how link workers can work with local agencies, GPs and social workers to create musical social prescriptions for people living with dementia. What […]

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Swing and sing – 50s station taps into Freda’s era
October 8, 2020

Swing and sing – 50s station taps into Freda’s era

Freda Hitchen was just 3 when she first appeared on the stage, tap dancing. It was the start of a life filled with theatre, music and song. Included in this […]

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Dementia therapists are shut out of care homes
October 3, 2020

Dementia therapists are shut out of care homes

The Mirror: Thousands of care home residents are missing out on vital music therapy sessions because those who deliver them are not classed as essential workers. Research shows music therapy […]

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