M4D Radio - Music for Dementia
Published on 18 June 2020 05:56 PM
We believe in the power of music for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
M4D radio is part of the Music for Dementia campaign to make music available to everyone living with dementia. Our ambition is to make music freely available and a part of everyone’s care plan.
They are developing the content with their listeners to make sure it’s what you want and need. The themed shows and era-specific stations are a result of careful collaboration with our close partners.
About music and dementia
Music is a wonderful connector and has the ability to bring people together in the here and now. It can enliven, stimulate and enable people living with dementia to express themselves creatively through musical engagement.
Research shows – and lived experiences demonstrate – that music can help reduce the often distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety.
Poignantly, music supports people living with dementia to communicate beyond words. It also supports emotional health and wellbeing, particularly at a time when emotions can be overwhelming or difficult to process or manage.
So, not only does music have a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life, it helps carers in their vital roles.
Our Dementia Services
- Coronavirus - information for families looking after someone with dementia (Dementia UK website)
- DemTalk online resource
- Dementia UK
- North Tyneside Carers' Centre
- Free dementia training for carers, from Future Learn
- Significant Care - a free tool to help carers spot deterioration
- M4D Radio - Music for Dementia
- Free online Dementia skills training for Carers
- FREE Talking Sense audiobook from Dementia Support UK
- The Countrymen Club at Meadow Well Connected
- Dementia Talking Point online forum (Alzheimer's Society)
- Carer support from the Masonic Charitable Foundation
- Alzheimer's Society - Find support near you
- Benefits of Puzzle Solving for Adults
More about Dementia
- First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia - BBC News
- Lifestyle changes could prevent dementia
- A short video clip from ITV News showing an Admiral Nurse and the impact of her work.
- Alzheimer's Society's 'Fix Dementia Care' petition
- Help with research into Caring during Covid 19 isolation
- Covid 19- How to explain coronavirus to someone with dementia
- NHS - Looking after someone with dementia
- Alzheimer's Society - Brain training and dementia
- Glossary of common dementia terms
- Experiences of Dementia and Memory Support Services in North Tyneside
- Supporting people with sight loss and dementia (RNIB)
- Five signs that someone may have sight loss and dementia (Henshaws)