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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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