Music Mirrors: capturing the sound of memories workshop: 3 hour session

We all know moments when hearing a simple snatch of music opens up a whole world of memories and feelings and makes us think of people, places, words and times we have long forgotten.

Music Mirrors helps people at an early stage of memory loss — or even before that — to make very simple digital resources which link their life stories told in their own words to recorded music.

Gain an insight into the use of Music Mirrors, building resources of significant sound and music to help people with memory loss connect with the world around them.

 

Course Aim:
Building resources of significant sound and music to help people with memory loss connect with the world around them.

 

Course Objectives:

  • To understand why and how sound and music are important to all of us, and vital for people living with memory loss.
  • To learn how to enhance a person’s written life story by embedding music and sound to cue memories.
  • To help people with dementia prepare simple written toolkits as an element of advance care planning.
  • To produce easily portable resources to follow people through various care settings.
  • To understand the practical uses of these Music Mirrors as a means of sustaining identity as time goes on.

 

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of the course and within the constraints of the time you should:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of sound and music for people living with dementia
  • Gain insight into how sound, music and familiar speech can bring the past to life
  • Develop additional skills for communication with people with dementia
  • Learn to select appropriate material and assemble a Music Mirror as part of advance care planning
  • Understand the practical uses of Music Mirrors in daily life

 

Further information
Future Music Mirrors dates will soon be added back to our Open Course Programme. Please check back regulary.

Like all of our Educational Courses, Music Mirrors, can be commissioned by an organisation for delivery in-house.

To commission bespoke training for your service, please info@dementiapathfinders.org or phone 0845 257 2250.