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Musical Moments

Musical Moments provides stimulating and interactive musical activities. We work with over a thousand care homes across the UK providing a unique and engaging activity - sessions that include live music performed by our musicians, safe and appropriate exercise and movement to music, interactive music activities with props, the opportunity for group members to sing and perform with instruments and reminiscence to music in a carefully structured yet flexible activity. We ensure we involve everyone in the group, no matter what their ability, through the use of interactive music, singing and movement. Established back in 2011, Musical Moments primarily specialises in activities for older people living with dementia but work with a variety of different community groups and abilities. We are working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation and our team are fully trained in music making with older people. Our sessions are accessible and affordable, meaning that community groups can benefit from the positive effects of music with us on a regular basis.

Updated:
7 November 2019
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Arts, Care, Community organisations
Local Alliances:
Oldham Dementia Action Alliance , Tameside and Glossop Dementia Action Alliance, Stockport Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We strive to improve the well-being of the lives of all people living with dementia. We do this by providing appropriate and professional musical activities that have been proven to aid communication, well-being, social acceptance, mood and mobility. We also aim to support people who are affected by dementia in other ways eg carers, family members.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We are always trying to access more care homes and community groups but mmany of them don't have a budget for activities, meaning that we aren't able to deliver our sessions to a large number of people living with or affected by dementia.

2. Actions

  • We want to make our sessions accessible to more care homes and communities

    We are seeking to overcome the budget limitations of care homes and community groups in our areas by identifying sources of grants and funding to help make our sessions more affordable. 

    Status:
    Investigating