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Engage & Immerse Presents: Song-Journeys for Wellbeing

A series of song-journeys geared towards people living with dementia that invite you (the care-giver) and your music-partner (individual with dementia) to play, sing, or simply listen-along with me as I take popular tunes on a trip through a tapestry of sounds to promote wellbeing and happiness.

Music has been proven to reduce the stress, anxiety and depression that often present in dementia patients. The main aim of this series is to create opportunities for joy and help individuals feel more in control and connected to positive emotions, memories and their social environment.

These videos are most effective when you, the care-giver, can support your music-partner to play any available musical instruments and share in the general sense of fun and occasion!

I expect you already have a wonderful relationship with the person you are supporting to access these videos. You will know what makes them smile, the kind of music they like, how much is too much and the ins and outs of their personality and life history. The 'introduction' video contains before, during and after tips that are designed to embellish your valuable knowledge base and the content itself. Please feel free to dispense with your own tried and tested methods if you prefer.

Happy music-making!

To access these videos please click the website link to visit the YouTube channel.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • 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