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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MindHarp

MindHarp is an iPad app. It allows anyone to immediately reap the benefits of actively engaging with musical sound.

Simply tapping any of the 8 coloured buttons triggers carefully designed and harmonised sounds. These beautifully composed soundscapes, melodies and harmonies are carefully crafted to support and enhance well-being for people of all ages.

Unlike conventional music apps, MindHarp is designed specifically for those who have never made music. MindHarp is intuitive and does not require any learning, practicing or musical background. It empowers engagement with musical sound without inhibition. Playing MindHarp is an interactive and immersive experience for individuals, pairs or small groups. The MindHarp can be used as an effective tool for Music Therapy and Well-Being.

Playing MindHarp enhances social interaction. Enables a sense of autonomy and builds confidence and self-esteem. Easy to engage with or without facilitators. The MindHarp can be used anywhere; at home, in care homes, care centres, and at schools.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • 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