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Musical Instruments Are Being Used to Alleviate the Effects of Dementia
The scheme is to build of the success of previous visits to the wards. Speaking of the heartwarming project Justine Allen, sister for older people at the trust said:
"The first visit from OPUS was inspiring and overwhelming to say the least. Patients with dementia who had found it difficult to communicate beforehand began to respond. They clapped, touched, opened their eyes, smiled, tapped and sang."
Nick Cutts, director and musician at OPUS, stated:
"We are delighted to be extending our practice at Leicester's Hospital to include work with older patients and those with dementia.We know from our experience, and from recent research that live music-making makes a huge difference within hospitals both to the health and well being of the patients, but also to the visitors and staff."
By Josh Hummerston
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 11:56 to category : Music News
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