Music for Dementia, backed by the Utley Foundation, is leading the call to make music accessible for everyone living with dementia. We believe everyone living with the condition should have access to music as part of their care, from diagnosis, through treatment to end of life.
Music has a powerful and unique role to play in dementia care, enhancing quality of life for both people living with dementia and their carers. We are working with the government, MPs and policy decision makers, health and care sector, music and creative sector, and the public to raise awareness and understanding.
Research and lived experiences show that music can help reduce the often-distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety. When music is personalised, it can enliven, stimulate and enable people to express themselves creatively beyond words – enabling people to be seen for who they are beyond their diagnosis. Music keeps us connected even when dementia begins to take over.
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