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“One resident in particular is at a very late stage in her journey and isn’t really responsive to anyone or anything, her family brought in an ipod with a speaker for her room so we could play some playlists designed by her family. Since this the resident has slowly started to talk a bit more,...

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We are proud to announce that we have launched a new online service – Musica Music and Wellbeing Online – an online subscription service giving you access to over 60 videos showing you how to use music within your dementia care. You don’t need to be musical to do this, we show you how! We...

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Music and Self-Identity Music is often seen as an integral part of our self identity, and this continues into later life. Music is closely linked with personal memories, and it is thought that we remember most the music from our teenage years and early twenties; this is seen as our reminiscence ‘peak’. As we grow...

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Over the past decade of working in healthcare I’ve come to realise the importance of love and attachment in dementia care. However; love, affection, meaningful touch all still seem to be taboo subjects, we’re told not to become ‘too attached’ to the people we care for, and there is confusion around what is appropriate when it...

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Yesterday I attended the National Dementia Action Alliance conference in London. The theme was all around co-production, and the day really emphasised the importance of and need for co-production if we are to deliver the best, person-centred care for people living with dementia. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Society quoted co-production as: “a relationship...

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Does Music Help Dementia – Mealtimes Often people ask us does music help dementia? And specifically, how? I wanted to take this question and explore how music helps during mealtimes. I came across a twitter post the other day around background music and how it can be detrimental during mealtimes. I entered the discussion and...