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Music in Mind: Being ‘In The Moment’ with Music

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06 November 2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

2 Tony Wilson Place, First St
M15 4FN


An interactive day explored the benefits of music making for people with dementia

Music in Mind is an innovative music therapy based programme for people living with dementia. As part of this interactive workshop, participants had the opportunity to take part in a Music in Mind session and learn more about the benefits of music-making for people living with dementia. After having the opportunity to take part, we facilitated a discussion around how we might better understand the experiences of people living with dementia when they take part in Music in Mind.

We then discussed how it might be possible to capture ‘what is going on’ in such an interactive programme, including some research capturing the moment-by-moment experiences of people with dementia who have taken part in a Music in Mind project.

This workshop presented an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of music-making for people living with dementia, and how we can use social science research methods to enhance our understanding of these benefits. We encouraged people living with dementia, carers, and care providers to join us for this fun and interactive workshop.

Music in Mind was developed by Manchester Camerata in 2012 and since its inception has engaged with over 500 people living with dementia in the North West. Group members are supported by a Music Therapist and musician from Manchester Camerata in order to stimulate musical conversations and improve quality of life through creating new pieces of music.

Contact: Robyn Dowlen


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