Take part in a study
Would you like to help with research into music and dementia?
Researchers are often looking for people living with dementia and carers to help them with their studies. We aim to publish any ongoing research projects looking for participants on this page. At any given time, there are many studies being conducted into specific musical interventions.
If you know of any looking for participants, please do let us know. We are delighted to be helping to highlight this wonderful work and to bring people together to increase understanding of how music can help.
You can also sign up to Join Dementia Research to register your interest in being considered for a range of dementia research studies.
Homeside is an international research study looking for people living with dementia and their caregivers to take part in online music and reading training for a six month period. They are looking for volunteers to take part in this important research, which is taking place across five countries, led by Professor Helen Odell-Miller at ARU and funded by Alzheimer’s Society in the UK.
Carers will be trained to deliver activities with the person they care for, with the aim that the activities decrease behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and thus improve quality of life and wellbeing.
PRESIDE singing study
Researchers at Nottingham University would like to hear from people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers to take part in a study about the benefits of online community groups singing. You must be willing to attend 10 weeks of sessions with a carer, via Zoom.
The aim of the PRESIDE study (Pilot Randomised Evaluation of Singing in Dementia) is to understand if regular virtual group singing is as effective as bringing people together face to face. It’s in response to the increase in online singing groups created during the pandemic and the fact that previous research has seen group singing improve mood, memory and relationships as well as supporting networks.
Facts about music and dementia
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