Personalising Music for People with Dementia: Introducing Practical Ideas for 1:1 and Group Music Work
Time & Location
09 Mar, 14:00 – 17:00
About the Event
Join this online session to learn the benefits of music for people with dementia, and how you can introduce creative music activities in your work or caring context. You do not need to be a trained musician, be able to read music or play an instrument. Learn how to develop a person-centred approach to music activities and become equipped with activities and ideas that you can implement immediately.
At the end of the training learners will be able to:
- Understand of the benefits of music and music-making for people with dementia
- Explore introductory and accessible music-making activities
- Introduce personalised playlists
- Work in a person-centred way through music
This training is aimed for people working with people with dementia for example paid carers, informal carers, activity coordinators, dementia advisers and many more.
Training will be delivered by Liv McLennan, who has had a passion for working for people with dementia since her teens, when her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. After a music degree and time as an army musician, Liv worked for various charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society, developing projects mainly based around peer support and groupwork. Liv then completed the renowned Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmith’s College, and has been self-employed as a community musician, working with different groups. The main areas she specialises in are Early Years, Community Choirs and people with dementia. She is also a trainer in these areas and has run training sessions for community musicians and care workers in how to incorporate these techniques into their work.
Liv plays the cello, highland bagpipes and saxophone, and dabbles in ukulele and kantele! In her spare time, she enjoys Circle Dancing and learning Appalachian Clog Dancing. She is also on the board of trustees for Sound Sense, the Professional Association for Community Musicians.
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