How does music help?
Music is not a cure for dementia; however, it can improve quality of life by making the symptoms more manageable. It offers a lifeline for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones, which in many circumstances is unmatched by other interventions.
While music is something that can be experienced and enjoyed by all, it should be managed carefully by uniquely tailoring it to meet each individual’s specific needs and choices expressed.
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- Music brings people together
- Music supports mental health
- Music supports communication and self-expression
- Music supports care
Whilst there are areas in which the evidence can be improved and strengthened, there is much to be celebrated in the existing literature. Click here to find out how research give us hope.