New Research Published Assessing Wellbeing in People Living with Dementia Using Reminiscence Music with a Mobile App - Memory Tracks
Academics from Wrexham Glyndwr University, the University for the Creative Arts, and Manchester Metropolitan University, working with Pendine Park Care Group, and Memory Tracks have published the research they carried out last year.
The qualitative results of the research suggest that use of the mobile app produced positive changes in terms of behaviour, ability, and routine in the life of residents living with dementia. These findings contribute to the growing body of evidence-based research in the field of musical therapies for reducing symptoms of dementia and highlight elements where further study is warranted.
The research also suggested that the app could produce benefits in people living with dementia across the full spectrum of the condition, from those with primary care needs to those still living independently. In the future, it is anticipate that the work will be extended to see if benefits can be translated to other neurological conditions, such as stress, depression, and autistic spectrum disorder