Music in Mind: Remote music therapy for people with dementia

A music project which helps people living with dementia has carried on providing vital therapy throughout lockdown thanks to a large grant.

The Music in Mind programme, delivered by the Manchester Camerata orchestra, was founded in 2012 and enables people with dementia to express themselves through music.

This year, with the help of a £50,000 grant from Innovate UK, the programme adapted to meet social distancing requirements while still providing its crucial service.

Music in Mind: Remote delivers the expertise of a team of musicians and music therapists to carers and those living with dementia via an online programme.

Camerata musician, Naomi Atherton, said: “I just find it the most rewarding work I’ve ever done.”

MM spoke to Naomi and Camerata Chief Executive, Bob Riley to discuss the importance of their work and the challenges of delivering a remote programme.

Further information about the project can be found on the Manchester Camerata website.

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