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Music social prescriptions for people living with dementia: a guide for link workers on how to include music when supporting people living with dementia, and their carers




Music for Dementia

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Aimed a link workers, this guide explores the benefits of a musical approach for people living with dementia, including how to use music as part of a social prescription. Music is a universal experience that people living with dementia can enjoy and experience at any time and throughout their journey with dementia. It can also be a specific activity or a bespoke intervention to meet particular needs. The guide explains how link workers can assess music needs and signpost people to music-based activities and services. While it is primarily written for link workers, it will also provide an insight into the subject for people who are assigned a link worker, as well as their carers and family members. The guide includes a wealth of information, including: details of the benefits of music for people living with dementia; musical social prescriptions; how to have a conversation about music; music in care homes; music in social work care plans; and how to involve family and friends. (Edited publisher abstract)

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