Tag Archives: music

Is disco really making a comeback?

There is a new fitness craze sweeping residential care centers across the world – silent discos. A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via Bluetooth with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by …

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The power of music

We all have that one song that takes us back to a significant time in our lives. For some it might be the song they sung to their children when they were young, others it might be the song that reminds them of when they first met their partner, or …

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The role of music in supporting well-being of people affect by dementia by Letitia Meadows

Engaging with music is an accessible, effective and enjoyable activity for many of us, including those who live with dementia either at home or in residential settings. Because pharmacological treatments for dementia offer limited effect, ‘treatment’ and care tends to be located within the social realm. Non-pharmalogical responses, such as …

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A Song on the Brain by Dr Allison Lamont

Doesn’t it drive you crazy? A tune plays over and over in your head. You didn’t try to remember it. You don’t WANT to remember it, but it goes on….and on….It’s a ‘sticky tune’. Sticky tunes are real (sometimes called ‘earworms’ ugh!) and 90% of people report a sticky tune at least once a week. And …

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Music Moves by Scott Simpson

We all know how powerful music can be. There’s music for all types of situations whether it be upbeat exercise tunes, classical songs or remembrance music. Music moves us both physically and emotionally. Some of the most important milestones of our lives have been marked by memorable and moving music. …

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