Music Group for dementia patients in Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Jordan Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 804

The idea of music groups is to offer individuals or groups the time and space to meet their respective needs through the intervention of music group.

Facilitators – Activity nurse and nursing staff

Profile and Aim

Music therapy is a target-oriented and purposeful activity in which therapists work with individuals or groups, using musical expression and the memories, feelings, and sensations it evokes. It has been found to be particularly beneficial for older adults with various types of dementia. also at present music in hospital as music sessions 4 times a year and we feel the patients would benefit if this was increased to once a month so funding would also cover this also.