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.