Media Coverage Archive - Music for Dementia

Now is the perfect time to learn the keyboard
January 6, 2021

Now is the perfect time to learn the keyboard

Mature Times: Apart from the entertainment value of learning the keyboard, there is wide research which shows many health and wellbeing benefits from learning and playing a musical instrument. Studies […]

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Our favourite song is from when we were 14, study finds, as scientists reveal ‘reminiscence bump’ peaks in early adolescence
January 2, 2021

Our favourite song is from when we were 14, study finds, as scientists reveal ‘reminiscence bump’ peaks in early adolescence

Mail online: Your favourite pop songs are most likely to be the ones in the charts when you were 14, a study has found. Researchers discovered this is the age […]

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Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir at Christmas: affecting, and painfully familiar to many
December 16, 2020

Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir at Christmas: affecting, and painfully familiar to many

iNews: In 2018, the Line of Duty actor, Vicky McClure, formed a choir of people living with dementia; her grandmother’s experience of the disease had taught her the healing power of music. Vicky […]

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Embedding music into personalised dementia care plans
December 7, 2020

Embedding music into personalised dementia care plans

Homecare Insight: Music for Dementia has teamed up with the Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults, DHSC on two guides to help social workers embed music into personalised […]

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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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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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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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