Music Engagement: Where words fail, music speaks

Date: 27 February 2018 - 13 March 2018
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne
Event type: Workshop
Cost: $175 + GST
Music Engagement: Where words fail, music speaks
Music speaks to the soul, it moves us. But this is not just about music - it's the experience of expression, choice and belonging for people living with dementia.

This workshop is all about challenging our culture and approach to music, engagement and connection. Music engagement in dementia care is much more than using iPods and creating playlists. Building on our experience in implementing the music engagement program in residential care, this 3-hour interactive, hands on learning experience will reinvigorate participants with the endless opportunities music can provide for connection.

Join us to learn from evidence based research on how to improve support for people living with dementia. Understand the role music can play in addressing experiences of pain, agitation and anxiety to not only bring comfort, emotional support and a calming atmosphere, but also to create enabling environments that encourage expression and creativity.

This workshop is suitable for managers, nursing staff, care workers and lifestyle coordinators. Anyone who works with older people and people with dementia will take away invaluable learnings to embed engagement through music into existing models of care.

Session Details

Malvern (Melbourne): 27 February, 2018

Chermside (Brisbane): 13 March, 2018


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Music Engagement: Where words fail, music speaks