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Music Therapy and Dementia

Music Therapy and Dementia
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The study took place over five months, with nine residents and seven care staff in the intervention group. The residents received a 1:1 active music therapy session once a week.  Each 30-minute session was conducted by an experienced, qualified, HCPC registered MHA music therapist and was video-recorded.

Creative Communications

Spaghetti Weston (

A qualitative evaluation of psychosocial outcomes of the Creative Communications pilot project for people with dementia

Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)

Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)
Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)

The Reader works collaboratively with CRILS  - The Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society at Liverpool University. Both organisations exist to bring reading into closer relation with health and wellbeing and this practice example is to be read alongside the CRILS submission to the APPG.

Aims and Objectives:

1. To model a volunteer-based project capable of bringing about transformative change for volunteers who were unemployed and/or experiencing mental health problems.

Music for Life

Music for Life, Wigmore Hall

Aims –

  • To improve quality of life for people living with dementia through:
  • Participatory music projects
  • Experiential staff training
  • Workforce development with musicians

Magic Me

Paul Cochrane for Magic Me & Punchdrunk Enrichment
Stephen Dobbie for Magic Me & Punchdrunk Enrichment

Arts charity Magic Me is running a two year programme of artists residencies in care homes for older people, in partnership with Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care home provider and four arts partners, all leaders in their field: Punchdrunk Enrichment, Lois Weaver, Duckie and Upswing.

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