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 began with a music, social health industry-wide roundtable discussion. Among those who attended the online event were DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage MP, then 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 then conducted, which saw over 200 respondents, share their views, with the aim to a set of clear recommendations.
The results of the survey and recommendations were then published in the Power of Music report, which can be read here.
Nexts steps for the campaign are currently being discussed.
Find out more about Music For Dementia here.