Alzheimer Scotland has been working with music therapists in Scotland and the British Association of Music Therapists to share what and who music therapists are and how they CAN help you if you are living with dementia. To begin this work a postcard has been designed and is being shared during #DAW2017
Music therapy supports communication, relationships and psychological wellbeing through engagement in music
Music Therapy can…
- Help keep connections alive – music is a channel for communication and engagement with others, helping maintain relationships with loved ones and carers.
- Helps you to look after your psychological wellbeing – helping you to share emotions and feelings with others without the needs for words.
- Enable self-expression and creativity – supporting you to engage your mind, enabling you to maintain skills and abilities
- Stimulate – playing music and singing with others can stimulate your brain and energise you, supporting both mental and physical health
Ask a Music Therapist……
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You will find useful resources at this website including information on Music Therapy and dementia – bringing back the feeling of life.
*Music therapy is an established clinical intervention, which is delivered by HCPC registered music therapists to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs.