Policy

Power of Music 

Power of Music is a collaborative project between UK Music and Music For Dementia, which aims to demonstrate how music can play more of a role in improving health and wellbeing.  

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Power of Music is a collaborative project between UK Music and Music For Dementia, which aims to demonstrate how music can play more of a role in improving health and wellbeing.

In recent years there has been increasing evidence to show the power that music can have in supporting those with a variety of conditions including dementia, depression, autism and those in need of end-of-life support.

The project included a music and health industry-wide roundtable discussion. Among those who attended the online event were DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage MP, Health Minister Nadine Dorries MP, UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, Music for Dementia Campaign Director Grace Meadows, and representatives from Arts Council England, National Health Service, National Care Forum and the Alzheimer’s Society, among others.

A nationwide survey was also conducted, which saw over 200 respondents, share their views, with the aim to a set of clear recommendations. Further research is currently underway.

Find out more about Music For Dementia here.