Music In Mind

Posted on January 22, 2012

In association with Valuing Older People and Alzheimer’s Society, and supported by Rayne Foundation, Manchester Camerata will be delivering music therapy sessions to people with Dementia and their carers from northern and central Manchester.

Manchester Camerata musicians are undertaking a 6 week long specialist training from Music Therapist Dr John Habron.  The training is intended to equip them with the specific skills required to deliver music therapy sessions.

Working with people with dementia and their carers in central and Northern Manchester communities for 10 weeks, musicians will deliver music-therapy based sessions.

Activity will be individual focussed, identifying those areas yet to be diminished by the onset of dementia and developing these through a series of music therapy sessions to uncover participants’ hidden characters and engage their carers in a re-evaluation of their practice to improve communication and care.

Dr John Habron from Coventry University will also be writing up this project as a research piece with his colleague Jana Jesuthasan.

If you’re interested in this project, and would like to make music with others in a group?  Download the details below to find out how to get involved.

Manchester Camerata is offering 10 sessions in a music therapy group, free of charge.

This will be a chance to make music – you don’t have to think of yourself as a musician to take part! It will also give you the opportunity to meet other people.

The sessions will last no more than one hour and may involve singing and playing simple instruments.

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