2.00pm – 2.30pm: Music & Memory Certification – A Personalised Dementia Care Solution for Care Homes
Manon Bruinsma, European Director and Music Therapist, Music & Memory
Thousands of aging people worldwide living at home or in long-term care facilities, face mental and physical difficulties. Despite the best efforts of loved ones, their lives often lack meaning, spontaneity, choice, and reliable social interaction. Music & Memory, using inexpensive and readily available technology, connects nursing home residents and older people with cognitive and physical disabilities at home with their individual histories, giving them back their own music and awakening even long-lost memories. This seminar will provide video examples of the benefits of personalised music, an overview of best practice and evidence and examples of real-life applications.