Integrating Music into Care

by Rosanna Mead in Blandford Forum, England, United Kingdom

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On 19th June 2017 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporters in 56 days

Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC aims to develop a training package to embed music into the care provided by care homes across the UK.

by Rosanna Mead in Blandford Forum, England, United Kingdom

Help spread music and provide enjoyment to people living with dementia.

It’s hard seeing loved ones grow older and struggle in the later stages of life. We can all relate to this feeling, especially when faced with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Across the UK there are currently 433,000 older or physically disabled people living in residential care homes. Shockingly there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia. Sadly, care homes are frequently faced with budget constraints which means that even if they are able to afford one off ‘entertainment’ provision, they cannot necessarily provide regular stimulating, high quality activities and sufficient support for people living with dementia. 

Through extensive research we know that taking part in musical activities can be really beneficial for older adults, particularly those living with dementia. Listening to music can help to reduce agitation and anxiety, and improve cognitive function and communication.

Memory for music is one thing which can be preserved in dementia, and listening to music can improve present mood, reduce agitation, and improve sense of identity and self-fulfilment.

With your help we want to expand our proven music programme to reach individuals living with dementia and other forms of cognitive physical impairment that can be rolled out across care homes and integrated into the daily routine without costing the care home a single penny! We will be able to train and support care staff to use music as part of their daily care, and to provide individualised playlists for the people that they care for.

We want you to help make that difference.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

You're amazing and we will let everyone know that in our newsletter, as well as our fridge magnet we will send you a special thank you.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We'll send you a Musica notepad and pen + a special thank you fridge magnet, your support for this project is very much appreciated and valued! We will mention your name in our newsletter and blog.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you, this donation will really make a difference. We will add your logo to our website, promote it through social media and mention you in our annual report! Plus you will receive a special thank you gift!

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Musica launch event sponsor! Thank you, this funding support will really get this project off the ground and allow us to achieve our goals! As part of this package you will be named as one of our 4 event sponsors this will include: Your logo displayed on the projector at event launch, logo and business description on our website, a special thank you and promotion on social media + blog.


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