Exploring the Value and Benefits of Music for People With Dementia (ILC-UK / Commission on Dementia and Music)

Summary

A report from the International Longevity Centre UK covers the potential roles of therapeutic music services, and digital music streaming technologies, for people living with dementia.

“If music publishers and streaming platforms could make music available for free or at a reduced price for people with dementia, this could help to considerably lessen the price and make music available for all”.

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What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we? [Press release]. [Online]: International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), January 18th 2018.

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Bowell, S. [and] Bamford, SM. (2018). What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we?: A report from the Commission on Dementia and Music. London: International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Commission on Dementia and Music, January 2018.

Music Distraction Therapy in the Recovery Room

Possibly of interest, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust uses a “low-tech” music delivery system – in the form of a Dementia-care resource trolley – for dementia patients recovering in hospital.

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Reference

Edis, H. (2017). Improving care for patients with dementia in the recovery room. British Journal of Nursing. November 9th 2017; 26(20): 1102-1108.

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