Month: December 2020

Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir at Christmas: affecting, and painfully familiar to many
December 16, 2020

Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir at Christmas: affecting, and painfully familiar to many

iNews: In 2018, the Line of Duty actor, Vicky McClure, formed a choir of people living with dementia; her grandmother’s experience of the disease had taught her the healing power of music. Vicky […]

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Embedding music into personalised dementia care plans
December 7, 2020

Embedding music into personalised dementia care plans

Homecare Insight: Music for Dementia has teamed up with the Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults, DHSC on two guides to help social workers embed music into personalised […]

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Only music reached my wife after dementia hit, says John Suchet
December 6, 2020

Only music reached my wife after dementia hit, says John Suchet

The Guardian: When John Suchet discovered the effect that music had on his wife Bonnie’s dementia, it was transformational. “She would close her eyes and love it, beat in time to […]

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Social Workers’ guides published
December 3, 2020

Social Workers’ guides published

Music for dementia has joined forces with the Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults, DHSC to co-produce two guides for Social Workers. The full-length guide covers the benefits […]

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94-year-old ‘Santa Baby’ composer plays Moonlight Sonata for daughter’s birthday
December 1, 2020

94-year-old ‘Santa Baby’ composer plays Moonlight Sonata for daughter’s birthday

Classic FM: Proof that even in old age, music will never leave you. This is the wonderful moment a near-centenarian, and one of this century’s most successful Christmas songwriters, plays Beethoven for his daughter […]

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