Music in Dementia Care

Music is an effective method of communication, a calming strategy and reminiscence tool.

Favourite tunes can be used to prompt special memories of people, places and events.

It has been proven that when used as therapy, music has positive effects on our physiology, affecting our heart rate, blood pressure and nervous system. Singing in particular decreases agitation, improves comprehension, lifts mood, builds trust and self-confidence.

This half-day experiential workshop is for anyone working in health, aged or community care services and will explore:

  • Developing music programs
  • Setting up a choir
  • Using a playlist in a person-centred approach
  • Use of music in the environment
Alzheimer’s Australia WA, 9 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park.
 
Cost: 
  • If you work for a HACC Community Care Service - $85
  • If you work in aged, disability or health care e.g. hospital, residential care, client directed care package or disability community care - $120
Dates:

Alzheimer's Australia WA, Ella’s House, 11 Candelo Loop, Greenfields.

Cost: 
  • If you work for a HACC Community Care Service - $85
  • If you work in aged, disability or health care e.g. hospital, residential care, client directed care package or disability community care - $120

Dates:


Alzheimer's Australia WA, Hawthorn House, 40 Henry Street, Albany.

Cost: 

  • If you work for a HACC Community Care Service - $85
  • If you work in aged, disability or health care e.g. hospital, residential care, client directed care package or disability community care - $120

Dates:

Click on one of the dates above to register for this workshop (note: you will be redirected to  another website) or call 08 9388 2800 during business hours.