Research has shown that sounds in the environment can influence how we taste and experience food. Researchers have also found that playing music at mealtimes, particularly for people with dementia, is one measure which could improve:
- food and fluid intake
- mealtime behaviour
Introducing changes such as music to create a more pleasant eating environment, alongside a wider menu choice, is proving crucial to reducing the risk and incidence of malnutrition.
The course incorporates nationally recognised values, standards and principles to support all workers to gain occupational competence in their role.
• To gain an awareness of dementia
• To understand the use and benefits of music in care
• To develop sound audit skills
• To develop music practice that benefits residents at mealtime