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Music in Dementia Care


In this workshop, participants will explore music as an effective method of communication, a calming strategy and a reminiscing tool. Music is a valuable tool in caring for people with dementia, as it can be used to prompt special memories of people, places and events.

Music has been proven to have positive effects on our physiology, affecting our heart rate, blood pressure and nervous system. Singing in particular can improve comprehension, lift mood, build trust and boost self-confidence.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a music program
  • Examine the pros and cons of setting up a choir
  • Determine how to use music to create a positive environment
  • Assist with developing an individual play-list, using a person-centred approach
Cost:
  • HACC Community Care workers – $90
  • Aged, disability or health care workers (e.g. hospital, residential care, client-directed care package or disability community care) – $126
Metro and/or Regional:

Training available in Metro & Regional areas.

Dates & Locations:

Alzheimer’s WA, 9 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, WA 6008: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Alzheimer’s WA, Ella’s House, 11 Candelo Loop, Greenfields

  • TBC

Alzheimer’s WA, Hawthorn House, 40 Henry Street, Albany

  • TBC
How to attend:

Click on one of the sessions within the ‘Dates & Locations’ section to book your preferred training date or alternatively talk to our customer service team on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.

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