The Power of music
Do you believe that music should be an integral part of dementia care? Add your name to our supporters list.
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We work with many people and organisations across several sectors from health and care to music and policy makers.
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You’ll be adding your voice to our campaign, helping us to spread the word about the power of music.
We believe that everyone living with dementia should have free access to music as part of their care whatever their circumstances.
An international Longevity Centre UK report in 2018 highlighted the need for a national campaign, and so we began our journey.
We have six firmly-held beliefs including: the right music, at the right time, delivered in the right way; a musical menu of choice
Ambassador & Patrons
We are proud to have Lauren Laverne as our ambassador, plus other passionate patrons who make huge contributions to our work.
Why music and dementia
There is no pharmacological cure for dementia at present, however music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life.
There are many benefits of using music: improving mental health, aiding communication and self-expression, helping care.
Keep the music going
The musical menu of choice is more extensive than you might think: playlists, performances, singing groups, discos and more.
Listen to music
Listening to music provides a valuable source of enjoyment, entertainment and pleasure whether individually or in a group.
A useful bank of resources from us and some of our partner organisations, to help you bring music into the lives of people living with dementia.
Music can be an excellent way to support care at home. There are a wide range of musical options to be enjoyed.
Incorporating music into your life can act as a social bridge as well as evoking emotions, memories and easing low mood.
Carefully delivered music can provide numerous significant benefits for people living and working in care settings.
Keep up to date with our latest news including updates from the dementia sector and the latest campaign plans.
We started our blog with some insightful contributions around the impact of COVID-19.
There’s nothing quite like a real life story to explain how music manages to reach people living with dementia.
A colourful infographic which highlighs key dementia statistics.
An overview of the growing evidence base supporting the benefits of music for people living with dementia.
A highly relevant and potentially transformative avenue for dementia.
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4 March 2021 – Musical Dementia Care Pathway is published
18 February 2021 – How to include music in a social prescription: Link Worker Guides
5 February 2021 – How music eases vaccination anxiety: a new guide
11 January 2021 – The Paul & Nick Harvey Fund officially opens
July 2020 – Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain helping thousands with dementia stay connected thanks to additional funding
16 July 2020 – m4d Radio hits 30,000 listeners in first month following launch
July 2020 – Thousands of people from BAME communities could be living with dementia in secret, says leading expert
18 June 2020 – m4d Radio launches with support from Lauren Laverne, Naughty Boy, Paul O’grady & Arlene Phillips
19 May 2020 – Digital music services double during lockdown
7 May 2020 – VE Day celebrations provide opportunity to connect music to happy memories
15 April 2020 – Musical guide helps to beat isolation blues
26 September 2019 – Musical Map for Dementia goes live
19 August 2019 – Music for Dementia and Live Music Now launch Musical Care Taskforce
18 July 2019 – NICE includes music therapy in its updated standards
2 May 2019 – Lauren Laverne is appointed Music for Dementia ambassador
9 January 2019 – Music for Dementia website launches
9 November 2018 – Music is the golden thread of care