Willow ward is a 30 bed unit for individuals living with, varying levels of, advanced dementia.
Due to cognitive impairment patients are often unable to communicate and can become upset or anxious as a result.
The small grant would pay for the Music Therapist to work on the ward for a 6 month period. She would continue to engage with patients as part of small group or on a 1-1 basis. Music Therapy has been shown to promote communication and be effective to calm anxiety/ agitation.
The remainder of the requested money will buy instruments to be used during sessions which would ensure a more interactive experience.