Month: November 2020

Christmas is a time for singing
November 24, 2020

Christmas is a time for singing

A group of sector leaders in music and care is helping care settings to keep singing as a part of their Christmas 2020 activities. The collaborative group, including Music for […]

Read more
Keeping the singing going MCT meeting October 2020
November 24, 2020

Keeping the singing going MCT meeting October 2020

The following meeting summary was written by Douglas Noble, LMN Strategic Director for Wellbeing and Grace Meadows, Music for Dementia Programme Director, Co-chairs of the Musical Care Taskforce The Musical […]

Read more
Remember to Remember
November 19, 2020

Remember to Remember

A Welsh market town in the Vale of Glamorgan has come together to record a song about dementia to raise awareness of the condition. Remember to Remember, written and composed […]

Read more
Winner – Outstanding Arts & Creativity in Dementia Care
November 16, 2020

Winner – Outstanding Arts & Creativity in Dementia Care

They say good things come in threes, however we seem to be bucking the trend with an extraordinary run of great news recently- the latest of which is an award […]

Read more
92-year-old remembers Moonlight Sonata on piano
November 16, 2020

92-year-old remembers Moonlight Sonata on piano

Classic FM: Learning to play Beethoven on the piano is a joy that will never leave you, no matter what life throws at you… This moving video of a 92 […]

Read more
Marta Cinta Gonzalez relives the magic of Swan Lake
November 14, 2020

Marta Cinta Gonzalez relives the magic of Swan Lake

Daily Mail: Spine-tingling proof music can bring our loved ones back from the grip of dementia as prima ballerina Marta Cinta Gonzalez relives the magic of Swan Lake. Her frail […]

Read more
Musical Mosaics project defies COVID
November 6, 2020

Musical Mosaics project defies COVID

Dementia-friendly city Leeds is consistently forward-thinking when it comes to community projects and their latest is an inspired collaboration bringing together music and the arts. People living with dementia were […]

Read more
£500k donation from Sir Tom Hunter
November 3, 2020

£500k donation from Sir Tom Hunter

To our surprise and absolute delight, Sir Tom Hunter announced on BBC Breakfast on Monday 2nd November that The Hunter Foundation would be giving £1m to Paul and Nick Harvey […]

Read more
Man with dementia inspires £1m charity donation
November 2, 2020

Man with dementia inspires £1m charity donation

Independent: A former music teacher with dementia who played the piano in a viral clip has inspired a £1m donation towards Alzheimer’s research. In September, a video of 80-year-old Paul […]

Read more
How a composer with dementia got to No 1
November 1, 2020

How a composer with dementia got to No 1

The Guardian: Not many 80-year-olds have a hit single. Paul Harvey has managed to write one while living with dementia. With the help of the BBC Philharmonic, Four Notes – […]

Read more