Media Coverage – Music for Dementia

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing
June 28, 2019

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

NICE: People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing. […]

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Man with dementia’s piano playing ‘shows healing power of music’
June 25, 2019

Man with dementia’s piano playing ‘shows healing power of music’

BBC News: A video of Paul Harvey, who has dementia, playing piano has had more than two million hits on Twitter in just two days. The former music teacher, from […]

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Music playlists could help dementia patients
June 24, 2019

Music playlists could help dementia patients

Reuters: Personalized music playlists that rekindle memories of childhood and happy moments may bring joy to dementia patients, because music can activate parts of the brain not affected by the […]

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Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong
June 22, 2019

Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong

BB News: A care home is bringing children with special needs together with older people with dementia for a therapeutic singalong. “I don’t really belong here you know,” says Sheila, […]

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Create a music playlist for a loved one with dementia
June 20, 2019

Create a music playlist for a loved one with dementia

Life Hacker: Watching a loved one decline from dementia can be an awful, isolating and hopeless experience. But even while a patient loses cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering and reasoning—they may remain […]

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A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music
June 19, 2019

A musicologist explains the science behind your taste in music

NBC News: When I was a kid, there didn’t seem to be a rhyme and reason to what music I loved — my tastes spanned from art rock, to show […]

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