Inclusion Through Music

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 600

Myreside is a ward for men who have dementia and who can exhibit challenging behaviour. The nature of this illness can prove difficult for the men to engage in socialisation not only with staff but with their friends and family. We aim to have themed days where we have various musicians who will attend for one session each month from Live Music Now Scotland. All the musicians have studied at the RSAMD or equivalent and will enhance the weekly music therapy session that is in situ at present. Included in the themed days will be a sporting programme held in our ‘Social Club’.