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The role singing can play in supporting someone with dementia

In an article written for SCIE, Diana Kerr reflects on the importance role that music and singing can play for people with dementia.

Diana says:

Music can be profoundly important in all our lives. This is no less the case for people with dementia.

Using music appropriately can lead to an improvement in reality orientation, memory recall and social behaviour. As other experiences become confusing and communication becomes difficult, the role and experience of music becomes even more important.

Music stays with us long after speech and other skills have gone. People with dementia, who have perhaps lost the ability to speak coherently or even at all, can sometimes sing an entire song perfectly.

You can read the full article by clicking here.

Posted on 21st September 2015 in Reports and articles