The power of music to support care workers
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Music for Dementia is promoting the use of music to reduce stress, burnout and anxiety within the care workforce.

The benefits of music for someone living with dementia are well recognised, but the use of music to support care workers with the pressures of work is not often spoken about.  Music for Dementia, the cross-sector campaign to make music a standard part of dementia care, reports: “Data from University College London (UCL) suggests that people who spent 30 minutes or more each day during the pandemic on arts activities, such as listening to music have lower reported rates of depression and anxiety, and a greater life satisfaction.”

With stress and burnout at a high within the workforce, Grace Meadows, Campaign Director at Music for Dementia encourages care staff to use music as a wellbeing tool: “Emotional exhaustion can impact our ability to switch off. We want to see care workers use the power of music to support their own health and wellbeing so that they personally experience music’s multiple benefits in their own lives, especially as they support and care for people living with dementia.”

To learn more about music and wellbeing visit Music for Dementia.

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