Music for Life

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Summary

Wigmore Hall’s ninth podcast replays the recent launch of Music for Life - a project pioneering and developing interactive music workshops for people living with dementia.

Wigmore Hall now manages and develops Music for Life, a pioneering programme of interactive, creative music workshops for people with dementia. Work takes place in residential homes, hospitals, extra care housing and day care centres. Music for Life aims both to enhance the quality of life of its participants and to demonstrate to carers the emotional, social and physical potential of people in their care. Its focus is on people who can be isolated and disempowered as a result of the advanced stage of their dementia.

The new commitment was officially launched at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 14 May 2009 and follows naturally from a three-year collaboration between the venue’s Community and Education programme and Music for Life.

Its announcement comes at a time of growing public awareness about dementia and of future challenges facing mental health services for older people. The project takes place in partnership with health, social care and dementia specialist organisations for dementia, Jewish Care, NHS Westminster and Westminster Adult Services.

More information can be found on the Music for Life pages

To find out how to get involved, please contact: Kate Newell, Project Manager Music for Life (maternity cover), Wigmore Hall 020 7258 8269 / knewell@wigmore-hall.org.uk

Credits

  • Produced by Helen Peate
  • Edited by Darius Weinberg

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