• Bringing music to people living with dementia

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life and well-being of people affected by dementia through listening to personalised music

Our vision is to establish personalised music as a standard of care for people living with dementia.

Music for My Mind is a charity seeking to provide evidence that personalised music enhances quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia; it also helps them reconnect with their loved ones. We are working towards clinical trials that show the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of this approach. Such evidence is required to establish music as best practice for the many people living with dementia across the UK and internationally.

Using music to access memories for people living with dementia is not a new idea; music therapists have recognised its benefits for many years. By using new technology both to collect and deliver favourite music and to monitor responses to music, we will be able to conduct a large clinical trial, so as to prove how many people would benefit from this treatment worldwide.


The power of music for people living with dementia and their carers:

 

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Tony Husband’s illustrations of his father living with dementia

I loved playing my piano ... Boogie Woogie and blues ... I played in bands in the Army, I was that good.

Course, I had my music still ... Do you know, it never left me. Never left any of us, really. We'd have dances and sing-songs and play piano, and we had lovely times.

We realised the one thing that stayed was your music. Word for word, note for note ... it never left you. Yes, music gave me freedom.