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Musica is pleased to announce it has received a £1000 grant from AFC Bournemouth for Musica to enter the community and work in collaboration with PramaLIFE, a local charity providing care for local people.  The funds will pay for Musica to enter day centres operated by PramaLIFE across Dorset and train their memory leaders to provide meaningful music activities for residents with dementia.   Musica Director Rosanna said “We...

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Musica is delighted to announce it has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes South West to boost dementia patients through music. Our innovative Press Play To Rewind programme uses personalised playlists ad meaningful music as part of a dementia care package for patients.   Rosanna Mead, Musica Director explained: “This year we launched our programme Press...

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Based on the ambitious initiative Every Voice Choir, launched in 2015 by the Baring Foundation, Musica and Brighterkind teamed up this summer to establish its very own unique community choir. Inspired by Sidney De Haan Research Centre, who provide cutting-edge research on the medical and social impacts of singing, the 10-week programme united residents and...

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Freelance contribution by Jess Walter. Every three seconds, someone in the UK develops dementia, a disease that currently affects 46.8 million people worldwide. Some of the most common treatments include medication, coping strategies (increasing comfort etc.) and non-drug approaches, two of which are music and art therapy. So-called ‘alternative therapies’ such as music recognise that a...

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Freelance contribution by Jess Walter Music has been termed as medicine for centuries. The ancient Greek mythology associated Apollo as the god of healing and music. In a study conducted to check the effect of music therapy on heart function, it was found that music improved exercise capacity by 39 percent. People with ailments like depression,...

Freelance contribution by Jess Walter Music is a powerful tool that can heal you, lower your stress levels, increase your memory, and prevent depression. However, when you take music out of your headphones and into your real life, you can further amplify these amazing benefits. From the British Rock revolution to the dynamic punk rock movement,...