Events & Courses
Community music practice: Working with people living with dementia
27 March 2021 - 03 April 2021
This short Goldmsiths course, led by Bela Emerson, focuses on music-making with people living with dementia, promoting a sense of connection, creativity and combating social isolation

This rapidly-growing and exciting area of the field focuses on how music can enable those living with dementia to connect and create, combating social isolation, and helping maintain a sense of agency and identity.

Awareness of the benefits of music for people living with dementia has grown rapidly in recent years, with research and anecdotal evidence demonstrating that active participation in music has a very positive effect on engagement and wellbeing. Work in this field can take place in residential settings such as care homes, in the community, and in healthcare settings. Music-making in these settings can include:

  • familiar repertoire – helpful for reminiscence and creating a sense of safety
  • improvisation – creating in the moment together, as a means of communication as well as promoting the equality of everyone involved • musical activities such as singing rounds
  • writing songs as a group
  • exploring sounds and listening


The course will run over two Saturdays March 27 and April 3 at 11am-1pm GMT.

>> Fee is £50


For more information and to book your place, please visit: eventbrite.co.uk

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