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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 and Regional areas.

Dates and Locations:

Alzheimer’s WA, 9 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, WA 6008: 9.00am – 12.30pm

  • To be confirmed

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

  • To be confirmed

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

  • To be confirmed
How to attend:

Click on one of the sessions within the ‘Dates and 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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