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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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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...

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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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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,...