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Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project

Creative activities, such as designing musical instruments, can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, according to researchers at Lancaster University.

The ‘Ageing Playfully’ research project also found activities that stimulate multisensory experiences, including tactile, auditory and visual, and encourage physical exercise, such as upper body movement, increase group engagement and social inclusion.

The team found their ‘well-facilitated’ Lancaster workshops helped to uplift the mood of people with dementia and contributed to their social connectedness.

Read more on the Lancaster University website.