The Alzheimer's Society's ‘My Musical Memories Reminiscence Programme’ (MMMRP) aims to use music to create the opportunity for people with dementia, through facilitation and support, to recall their past history.
The MMMRP consists of a series of small group sessions for people with dementia and is loosely based on the theme of the BBC radio show, ‘Desert Island Discs’. Each session has a separate theme such as ‘work’ or ‘weddings’ and the music used is tailored to the preferences of the participants.
The Association for Dementia Studies is currently evaluating the design and impact of the MMMRP, with the final report being due in September 2015.
For further information about this project please contact Dr Claire Garabedian at firstname.lastname@example.org.