Tomorrow’s VE Day celebrations offer carers a golden opportunity to help people living with dementia rediscover some old music favourites while also reducing lockdown anxiety.
Music for Dementia is calling on carers and families to use the national celebrations as an opportunity to open conversations around music to help people living with dementia rediscover their favourite tracks.
Grace Meadows, Campaign Director at Music for Dementia, said: “Sometimes, using a significant historical event can be a good way to start a conversation with a person living with dementia and explore their personal musical history.
“Music can transport us to different times and places. Being able to have a musical experience that takes you out of your everyday situation is particularly important now when people are enduring heightened anxiety because they are isolated in the lockdown.
“Due to the current situation, we are all feeling a certain ‘wartime spirit’. Whatever the era, music has a unique ability to help in the care of people living with dementia but is most effective when the right music is played. We hope VE Day will give carers and loved ones an opportunity to rediscover and share some of the music from their past to reconnect in here and now.”
You can find out more about Music for Dementia by clicking here.