Wellness, and Music for Dementia
Oomph! Wellness, and Music for Dementia
hosted by the National Care Forum
The FEEL GOOD FORUM webinar was held on the 5 May 2021
The webinar focussed on the power of music and exercise to effectively improve the mental health and wellbeing, as well as reducing isolation and loneliness and bring joy to people living and working in care and support settings.
It also highlighted the importance of music and exercise and the science behind the ‘feel good’ feeling – providing comfort and relief, improving mood and thinking, maintaining or regaining mobility and independence.
Resources from Live Music Now
Douglas Noble, Director and Maz O’Connor, musician and LMN board member, introduced Live Music Now Online Library of free pre-recorded live music concerts, and shared how to bring musicians into your settings remotely and also in person.
Join Live Music Now every Wednesday at 2pm for a Live Music In Care concert on Facebook Live. Next Wednesday 12th May its at 2pm it’s early music duo Flauguissimo.
Lead by Steve Gardener, Wellbeing Director at Oomph! Wellbeing this session explored the key principles of creating a balanced and varied programme, stimulating people mentally, physically and emotionally.
The session included a virtual tour through Oomph! on demand varied programme.
Resources from Music for Dementia
In this session, Grace Meadows, Director at Music for Dementia unpicked the science behind that feel good feeling and encouraged the audience to think about how they can help to spread some feel good joy with music.