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How music helps connect people living with dementia
January 9, 2019

How music helps connect people living with dementia

The Guardian: A new campaign aims to show how listening and playing music can help patients be happier, healthier and more harmonious. When Eileen Pegg developed dementia in 2015, she […]

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December 14, 2018

The Press & Journal: Care home staff in Wick are using the power of music to help enhance the lives of people living with dementia. Staff at Pulteney House have […]

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Anglia Ruskin is UK lead for major music therapy study
November 30, 2018

Anglia Ruskin is UK lead for major music therapy study

Anglia Ruskin University will lead the UK arm of a new £2.5 million joint EU programme to investigate the benefits of music for people living with dementia. The UK part […]

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Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money
November 14, 2018

Why prescribing playlists for people with dementia is on the money

The Guardian: As a GP, I know that conventional medicine can’t solve the growing problems of obesity, stress and loneliness. But funding is key. It is no secret that the […]

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Give people with long-term illnesses gig tickets, not drugs, says Health Secretary
November 7, 2018

Give people with long-term illnesses gig tickets, not drugs, says Health Secretary

Complete Music Update: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has brought a bit of his former role as Culture Secretary with him, arguing that the NHS should prescribe gig tickets, rather […]

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Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes
November 6, 2018

Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes

BBC: Doctors should prescribe song playlists as well as medication, the health secretary has said. Patients with mental health conditions could be given dancing and music classes, under new “social […]

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The power of music seen in care homes
October 30, 2018

The power of music seen in care homes

Southern Daily Echo: Music has the power to develop open, relaxed and positive relationships in care home settings, making it safer for residents and staff. Two music from Winchester recently took part […]

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Music may improve mood in adults with dementia
October 28, 2018

Music may improve mood in adults with dementia

Medical XPress: In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive […]

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BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline
September 28, 2018

BBC Music website offers dementia lifeline

BBC: Music’s ability to soothe the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s has been known for years. Now, a new BBC website aims to help by connecting dementia patients with the […]

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HEALTH: The melody memory boost
May 20, 2018

HEALTH: The melody memory boost

Mail Online: One of the most inspiring stories I’ve reported on for this page was about the effect of music on the brain. I visited a Singing for the Brain […]

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