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TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne urges people with dementia, their families and carers to build music playlists this Christmas with the launch of free guides
Thursday, 5th December 2019

TV and Radio host Lauren Laverne is launching a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people living with dementia – with a series of guides on how to create the perfect personalised playlist.....

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Music for Dementia 2020 Launches Musical Map for Dementia
Thursday, 26th September 2019

As part of the Music for Dementia 2020’s Campaign of making music more accessible for people living with dementia, the organisation is launching a Musical Map for Dementia. The map will highlight nationwide dementia-friendly musical activities and services.....

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Music for Dementia 2020 and Live Music Now launch the Musical Care Taskforce
Monday, 19th August 2019

Music for Dementia 2020 and Live Music Now have launched a new Musical Care Taskforce with the aim to make music an essential element of dementia care....

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BBC Music Day
Wednesday 24th July 2019

We’re excited to announce that Music for Dementia 2020 is working collaboratively with BBC Music Day this year. The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place on 26 September...

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Music for Dementia 2020 welcomes NICE’s inclusion of music therapy in its updated standards
Thursday, 18th July 2019

We’re excited to announce that Music for Dementia 2020 is working collaboratively with BBC Music Day this year. The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place on 26 September...

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BBC Radio 6 presenter Lauren Laverne appointed ambassador for Music for Dementia 2020 campaign
Thursday, 2nd May 2019.

BBC TV and radio presenter Lauren Laverne has been appointed as the ambassador for Music for Dementia 2020, a new campaign calling for music to be accessible to everyone living with dementia....

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Major boost for dementia community with the first ever music and dementia website
Wednesday, 9th January 2019

The Music for Dementia 2020 website is being launched on Wednesday 9 January and will be the first ever central information hub for advice, evidence-based research, and expertise on why music, in its rich variety of forms, is essential for people living with dementia and their carers....

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Music is the golden thread of care – Putting music on the social prescribing menu for people living with dementia
Friday , 9th November 2018

Grace Meadows, Programme Director of The Utley Foundation’s Music for Dementia 2020 campaign to make music available for everyone living with dementia by 2020, strongly supports the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock’s vision to make music available for people living with dementia through social prescribing, and says music is the golden thread of care....

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Commission on Dementia and Music: Evening reception report launch
Thursday, 18th January 2018

In July 2017 the ILC- UK, in partnership with the Utley Foundation, established the world’s first high level Commission to investigate the role of music in helping with the prevention, management, treatment and care for people with dementia. This ground-breaking report will be launched at the House of Lords during an evening reception on 18 January 2018.....

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The Utley Foundation on music and dementia- the next steps

The launch of the Report from the world’s first Commission on music and dementia, funded by the Utley Foundation and created by the ILC-UK, has highlighted the need for leadership and figurehead to drive forward the recommendations in the Report....

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