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Arts in Dementia Care: Beware of the Silo Building

I am looking forward the upcoming TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference entitled “Research into Practice”. I come from a healthcare and training background and am a keen supporter and advocate of arts in care (music especially) I look forward to improving my knowledge and confidence through the conference. I won’t lie though, my feathers are always […]

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Why Music in Dementia Care?

Why music in dementia care? Because no other sensory stimulus works like this. Watch our short video below: Stimulating the brain is an important part of supporting people with dementia to remain mentally sharp and physically active. Brain activities are showing that they can slow down the progress of the disease. With an affordable and […]

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The First Music in Care Training Program for Frontline Dementia Care Staff

Music has long been recognised as beneficial to people with dementia and other memory loss conditions. Music has been used in a variety of activities as part of care for decades. From the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Singing for the Brain’, music therapy and independent musicians entertaining care home residents to radios turned on to keep those living […]

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“It’s a Fine Life” – Astonishing success of the first dementia friendly performance at Curve Leicester

Last week I had the privilege and great pleasure of attending the first dementia friendly performance of ‘Oliver!’ at Curve, Leicester. My invitation came about as a result of having run a number of Dementia Friends Information Sessions at Curve in preparation for a visit of “Inside Out of Mind” a play based on the […]

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Be Clear About What a Carer Is

When we spent the day at West Bridgford Library for the ‘Unwind your Mind’ event on ‘World Mental Health Day’, we set out to accomplish two things. talk to members of the public, raising awareness of dementia as Dementia Friends Champions get to know Carers in the Rushcliffe area promoting wellbeing through music It was a […]

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – World Alzheimer’s Day

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of diseases that affect brain function. On a day like today, it is not surprising that the press […]

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