Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.

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Introduction for Care Professionals Webinar

This 20 minute webinar takes place on the video conferencing app Zoom. The waiting room will be open for 5 minutes before the session starts to allow all participants to join.

The webinar will cover:
The benefits of using personal music for those living with dementia
How playlists can help in your role
An introduction to the Music Detective Skills used to track down the best music for a personal playlist
Further resources and next steps

This webinar is suitable for individuals working in healthcare and social care (such as individuals from care homes, NHS link workers, nurses, music therapists etc.)

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Bereavement support
  • Enhancing spiritual activity
  • Self expression
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Motivation
  • Physical engagement
  • Social connections – supporting relationships
  • Maintenance or development of identity and self
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life
Amenities:
  • No Amenities