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Elderly prefer death to a family‑free Christmas
September 27, 2020

Elderly prefer death to a family‑free Christmas

The Sunday Times: Ministers must soften the coronavirus restrictions over Christmas because being with members of the family is more important than staying alive for most older people, according to […]

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It’s good for the brain
September 2, 2020

It’s good for the brain

The Guardian: In a cafe in Leeds, older people from south Asian communities were attending a weekly music session before Covid struck, to sing songs and listen to instruments that […]

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What are the opportunities for personalised care to connect people to music and the arts including through social prescribing and the role of link workers
August 13, 2020

What are the opportunities for personalised care to connect people to music and the arts including through social prescribing and the role of link workers

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care, NHS England & NHS Improvement As I sat down to watch a film a few years ago with my youngest son I was suddenly […]

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What are the medium to long term implications for the care home sector because of Covid-19 and what role will music occupy in a new era?
August 11, 2020

What are the medium to long term implications for the care home sector because of Covid-19 and what role will music occupy in a new era?

Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum 2020 will be both the year to remember, and the year to forget. The year when we lost so many, who will never […]

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Why people with dementia are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
August 6, 2020

Why people with dementia are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19

Alistair Burns CBE, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Manchester The worldwide effects of COVID -19 have been well documented but older people suffer the highest mortality and negative social […]

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Will communities continue to support each other despite inequalities?
August 4, 2020

Will communities continue to support each other despite inequalities?

Paul Corrigan, CBE, Former Director of Strategy and Commissioning for NHS London The Covid-19 crisis has frightened us all. For some day by day anxiety is replaced by week by […]

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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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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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