A program which uses personalised music playlists to help individuals living with dementia, chronic cognitive and physical impairments to reconnect with family, friends and carers.
This guide begins with the acknowledgment that sexuality can still be important to people living in an aged facility even though they may be “old and in need of care; disabled; have health problems; or have dementia”.
Composer and PhD student at the University of Sydney, Cyrus Meurant (pictured), has collaborated with Brisbane-based aged care provider Beaumont Care to compose 20 classical music tracks specifically for people with dementia, for different times of the day to stimulate, soothe, relax and enhance mood.
After almost three years of development and testing, The Virtual Forest™, a screen-projected game for people living with dementia, is now available for purchase and use in aged care homes, hospitals and health care centres.
The CAUSEd problem-solving tool assists carers to understand and respond when people with dementia are communicating their unmet needs through their behaviour.
Purposeful Activities For Dementia offers practical ways that carers can engage people living with dementia in purposeful activities at home and in social groups.
Giving Voice Chorus is a choir program for people with dementia and their care partners.
AJDC article about The Dementia And Imagination research project website looking into the impact of art in improving life for people with dementia and their carers.