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Memory Tracks:  A Care App to Support People Living with Dementia - Gordon Anderson

Noise Solution:  Case study of how using digital tools to generate capture and measure in well-being for vulnerable youth. Understanding dementia practice guidelines - Simon Glenister

Music for Dementia 2020: Using Music to Bring aboUt Change in Dementia Care with Grace Meadows

Arts Interventions in Dementia Care - Emily Cousins

Singing and the Brain - Dr. Justine Schneider

New Hope for Alzheimer's - Dr. Lee Bartel

Developing a Best Music Practice Model to Promote “Musical Health” for Persons Living with Dementia - Dr. Laurel Young

Music & Dementia Care - Robin Rio

Music & Dementia - Dan Cohen

Making Meaningful Connections:  Music in Dementia Care - Bev Foster

Music for Life: risk, empathy and creativity - Julian West


A Music Resource for Dementia Care by Bev Foster
Faces of Music Care Part 4:  Alive Inside, Henry and the iPod project by Bev Foster
Faces of Music Care Part 7:  Buddy’s Glee Club by Bev Foster
Learn how music connects people with dementia to past by Deb Barlett
Music and Dementia Care: 5 Tips for Caregivers by Bev Foster
Music, Dementia, and Meaningful Moments: a Room 217 staff member’s story by Deb Bartlett
Music program affects residents with dementia in care home by Adriana Fedorowycz
Pathways: helping people with dementia find their voice through song by Bev Foster
The Brain On Music: A Dementia Perspective by Chelsea Mackinnon
The Pathways Singing Program for Memory Care by Bev Foster
Why does music work in dementia care? by Deb Bartlett



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Killick, J., & Craig, C. (2012). Creativity and communication in persons with dementia: A practical guide. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Snyder, B., (2000).  Music and Memory.  Cambridge, MA:  The MIT Press.

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Clair, A.A. (2002). The effects of music therapy on engagement in family caregiver and care receiver couples with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 17(5), 286-290.

Cuddy, L., Duffin, J., (2004).  Music, memory and Alzheimer’s disease:  is music recognition spared in dementia and how can it be assessed? Medical Hypotheses (2005) 64, 229-235.

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Kontos, P. & Martin, W. (2013). Embodiment and dementia: Exploring critical narratives of selfhood, surveillance, and dementia care. Dementia, 12(3), 288-302.

McDermott, O., Orrell, M., & Ridder, H.M. (2014). The importance of music for people with dementia: the perspectives of people with dementia, family carers, staff, and music therapists. Aging & Mental Health, 18(6), 706-716.

Osman, S.E., Tischler, V., & Schneider, J. (2014). ‘Singing for the brain’: A qualitative study exploring the health and well-being benefits of singing for people with dementia and their carers. Dementia, 0(0), 1-14

Sarkamo, T., Laitinen, S., Tervaniemi, M., Numminen, A., Kurki, M., & Rantanen, P. (2012). Music, emotion, and dementia: Insight from neuroscientific and clinical research. Music and Medicine, 4(3), 153-162.

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