June 9, 2019

Music For Dementia

Our campaign
It is anticipated that there will be 1.14m people living with dementia in the UK by 2025, according to Alzheimer’s Research – up from around 885,000 in 2022.

What’s the change we’re seeking to make?
We believe that everyone living with dementia should have access to music as part of their care from diagnosis to end of life, whatever their age, social or economic status. This is not currently the case.

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May 22, 2019

A Choir in Every Care Home

Live Music Now

Launched in May 2015, A Choir in Every Care Home is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country.

The Toolkit for Care Homes, aimed at care homes and musicians, provides practical tips and advice on how to bring music into the lives of care home residents.

Watch 5 videos made by Live Music Now on how to lead a music session.

Tutorial on how to lead singing sessions for older people

July 5, 2019

Music in Hospitals & Care

Music in Hospitals & Care improves the health and wellbeing of children and adults through the healing power of live music.

Every year, the charity’s professional musicians share live music with people across the UK who may not otherwise get to experience it. This includes those living with dementia, who have mental health problems, or who are seriously ill.

Arrange live music for your care home.

Film about the work of Music in Hospitals and Care

Read related research here

September 9, 2019

Boogie Mites

Find out more about Boogie Mite’s Intergenerational Music initiative : Sharing Music to Boost Well-being and Community Cohesion.

Boogie Mites have conducted an evaluation measuring community cohesion in two care homes and a day centre in Portsmouth. These settings care for older people and have been visited by children aged 10 months – 4 years, either from a Nursery School setting or with parents old on a weekly basis, for Intergenerational music sessions.

September 12, 2019

Orleans Gallery

The CREATE programme at Orleans Gallery has been designed to engage older adults living in care within Richmond and neighbouring boroughs. The aim of the sessions are to:

Improve quality of life for older people and their carers through delivering high quality creative engagement with the gallery’s collection.

Improve quality of life for older people and their carers in priority wards within the borough, through creative engagement with the gallery’s collection.

Area: Richmond Borough

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence


Written in association with NAPA, the SCIE website has a dedicated page aimed at encouraging participation in the arts for people living in care homes.

Packed full of information about a wide range of arts activities including creative writing, visual arts, dance, using puppets, sculpture, music, pottery, digital arts, gardening and everyday creativity.