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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...

Over the last year we have worked with Somerset Care on our Music and Memories project, providing Musica workshops in 28 of their care homes, generously funded by the National Lottery. The response to the project was fantastic, and it was great to see how much the residents and staff enjoyed the project. To find out more...

  Music brings about similar physical responses in different people at the same time.  This is why it is able to draw groups together and create a sense of unity ( Storr, 1992: 24)   How many people think of our care homes as a community within themselves? Community is defined by the Oxford English...

  Have you seen the Disney Pixar film Inside Out? One of the main characters is a eleven year old girl called Riley.  In her mind she has five personifications of her emotions- Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and anger. These characters influence her mind via a main console in her mind.  As she moves through...

I believe that music can be integrated into part of the care package for people living with dementia. I have had many care homes asking for our advice on how to establish this integration, and so I have decided to produce tips on how to use music as part of your daily care routine. No...

We believe that music can be integrated into part of the care package for people living with dementia. We have had many care homes asking for our advice on how to establish this integration, and so we have decided to produce a monthly blog post with tips on how to use music as part of...