Mindsong, music therapy and dementia care: collaborative working to support people with dementia and family carers at home

Published on 2019-03-15T12:00:00Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Mindsong brings music therapy to people with dementia across Gloucestershire. In 2016, it was part of an innovative co-production project funded by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group that offered music therapy to people with advanced dementia and ‘challenging’ behaviour. Music therapy was used at times of crisis with couples in the domiciliary setting and the hardest to reach residents at a dementia specialist care home. Positive outcomes included improvements in well-being, mood, engagement and behaviours. Working with client and carer together resulted in increased carer resilience despite complex challenges. Collaborative working maximised results to the benefit of clients and those who care for them. This article focuses on work in the domiciliary setting.</p></div>

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Melhuish, Ruth; Grady, Maggie; Holland, Anthea (2019): Mindsong, music therapy and dementia care: collaborative working to support people with dementia and family carers at home. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4436648.v1