April 2019 - Music for Dementia

Government should fund ‘dementia choirs’, says Line of Duty star Vicky McClure
April 22, 2019

Government should fund ‘dementia choirs’, says Line of Duty star Vicky McClure

Telegraph: The government should support and fund choirs to help dementia sufferers cope with their fading memories, Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure has said, as she speaks of caring […]

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Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure: memories of late Nonna
April 21, 2019

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure: memories of late Nonna

Nottinghamshire Live: You wouldn’t mess with her as DI Kate Fleming in TV smash hit Line of Duty – and even in real life Vicky McClure says she’s not much […]

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Man with dementia writes song about living with dementia
April 12, 2019

Man with dementia writes song about living with dementia

Lancashire Post: As a former musician in a brass band, John Holt, of Penwortham, penned the lyrics for The Secret D and contacted The Songwriting Charity, set up by Nathan […]

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Dementia-stricken husband who does not speak holds wife’s hand while listening to their love song
April 11, 2019

Dementia-stricken husband who does not speak holds wife’s hand while listening to their love song

Mail online: A dementia-striken husband who doesn’t speak has been able to reconnect with his wife with the help of a ‘music memory box’. The Music Memory Box is a […]

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Inventor makes ‘Music Memory Box’ so dementia patients can reconnect with their loved ones
April 11, 2019

Inventor makes ‘Music Memory Box’ so dementia patients can reconnect with their loved ones

Good News Network: These music boxes may be small, but they are having a huge impact on the families who use them. The Music Memory Box was created as a means of […]

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Music and dance therapy should be offered to dementia patients, research shows
April 9, 2019

Music and dance therapy should be offered to dementia patients, research shows

Classic FM: Dementia patients would benefit from ‘personal playlists’ to reduce agitation, says the Health Secretary. Music and dance sessions should be prescribed to more dementia patients in order to […]

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Dementia awareness festival has massive line-up of punk and rock
April 6, 2019

Dementia awareness festival has massive line-up of punk and rock

South Wales Argus: Dementia Aware Fest is returning to The Dolls House, Abertillery, from April 19 to April 21. Organised by the Rock and Roll Circus team, and now in […]

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‘Hidden Voice’ giving a voice to dementia
April 4, 2019

‘Hidden Voice’ giving a voice to dementia

Urbanista Magazine: Acclaimed composer John McHugh and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra bring ‘Hidden Voice’ to The Epstein Theatre on 9th May 2019. The performance captures the stories of people […]

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People with dementia should be given music and dance therapy, Health Secretary says
April 4, 2019

People with dementia should be given music and dance therapy, Health Secretary says

The Independent: People suffering from dementia should be given music or dance therapy, according to the Health Secretary. Speaking following a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Clarence House, Matt Hancock MP said that despite […]

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