How music nostalgia is helping dementia patients – Saturday Breakfast

Has dementia touched your family or friends?

Is music something you’ve turned to to try and support your loved one?

Music therapy is at the center of the largest clinical trial of its kind involving five countries, with Australia at the helm.

As part of the “HOMESIDE” study, family caregivers of people with dementia are being individually trained to use music or reading to help connect loved ones and improve the quality of life for the person with dementia.

Adrienne Francis of ABC Radio Canberra spoke with Dr. Libby Flynn, who is the Clinical Trials Manager at HOMESIDE, on how nostalgia can stimulate memory and activate the brain.

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For more details about HOMESIDE and how you can get involved: www.homesidestudy.eu/australia

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