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Why this report matters
April 19, 2022

Why this report matters

UK Music CEO Jamie Njoku-Goodwin and Music for Dementia’s Campaign Director Grace Meadows explain the importance of the Power of Music report, and why the recommendations need to be taken […]

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Our Power of Music report has arrived
April 19, 2022

Our Power of Music report has arrived

One year in the making, we are pleased to release our call to action Power of Music report which outlines a blueprint to use music to help transform communities and […]

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Using the power of music to support care workers
March 3, 2022

Using the power of music to support care workers

Against a backdrop of workforce challenges, funding pressures and concerns about staff wellbeing, with stress and burnout being at its highest reported among health and social care workers from the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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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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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