Alzheimer’s Research UK is encouraging volunteers to sign up to the Join Dementia Research platform. Prof Keith McAdam is looking for 1000 volunteers to help investigate the effects that personalised music listening could have on behaviour and psychological symptoms.
The aim is that through collecting examples and evidence of the ways music helps, the team can look at how personalised music can be used a standard part of dementia care in the UK.
For more information, or to register an interest in taking part in the studies, ring Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Dementia Research Infoline on 0300 111 5111 or visit the Join Dementia Research website.
This project kicks off as Alzheimer’s Research UK teams up with Music for Dementia to highlight music as a positive way to support people with dementia and inspire those who are working relentlessly on research.
Grace Meadows, Campaign Director from Music for Dementia, commented on the collaboration:
“At the heart of Music for Dementia is a passion to harness the power of music to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers. Music’s role to support health and wellbeing has come into sharp focus in recent years and we know that music can improve and enhance the quality of life for all. That is why we are very excited to be joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK, this partnership is a fantastic opportunity for the two organisations to come together to use our collective influence and shared commitment to broaden the way people think about dementia and to create positive outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers. Next month we will be launching our Power of Music report, alongside UK Music, to continue shining a light on the integral role of music in dementia care.”
For the full story of this collaboration, visit Music for Dementia.