This project is a study of the use of song and music as a communicative intervention for persons with dementia, based on the belief that this intervention can help to make it possible to facilitate interaction between the person with dementia and caregivers with respect and dignity.
The research project involves both person with dementia and their families, different professionals such as music therapists, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, caregivers, administrators, and leaders from different municipalities.
As a result of this study, the intention is to create a realistic and user-friendly manual for institutions and interdisciplinary staff on how to implement and embed song and music as a communicative intervention in rehabilitation of persons with dementia.
The following four dementia care homes/units in Denmark are included in the research:
- Dementia Centre Skovgården, Mariagerfjord Municipality
- Care Home Sølund, Copenhagen Municipality
- Strandgården, Frederikshavn Municipality
- Dementia Unit, Vejle Municipality