Music Therapy: Striking a Chord With Care Home Residents
Nursing Older People
Music therapy came to Chalfont Lodge Nursing Care Centre as part of the Nordoff-Robbins music therapy outreach programme. Funded by the Nordoff-Robbins charity, this two-month project aimed to demonstrate the possibilities of music therapy within the home. Ten residents had music therapy over a period of eight weeks. This article offers a summary of the project, giving clinical music therapy examples, resident feedback and staff feedback. It also makes recommendations on the basis of this material for the creation of music therapy posts within a nursing care centre.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Elderly; Long-Term Care Facility; Music Therapy; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Positive Verbalizations
Elderly; Cognition Disorders; Dementia; England; Homes for the Aged; Nursing Homes
Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers
Wood, S., "Music Therapy: Striking a Chord With Care Home Residents" (2004). Research on Music and Dementia. 322.