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Event Date: Dec 12, 2012

Lakehead University Music Students’ experiences of Music Interaction in Long-Term Care.
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In Association with the Research Applied Program (RAP): A Series of webinars that highlights Early Researchers and their findings in the field of Dementia.

This presentation discussed the Lakehead University Music Students’ experiences of Music Interaction in Long-Term Care and is based on research done during the 2011-2012 school year. They witnessed that music is a powerful tool for building relationship, awakening, and mutual enjoyment in people living with dementia. Ideas that were presented include tips for getting students or volunteers to engage with individuals living with dementia such as room arrangement and recommendations for interacting and communication. Also, a simple checklist tool was provided as an easy way to help students and volunteers to recognize signs of enjoyment in people living with dementia.  

This project is a sub-study of the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance, a five year grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. For more information please
This event was co-hosted by the Ontario Research Coalition (ORC).  The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes/Centres on Health and Aging brings together researchers from seven key research institutes to produce evidence that could improve the quality of care provided to seniors to Ontario. The ORC builds research capacity with incentives to focus on health and aging to people early in their research careers. 

This event took place on Wednesday December 12th, 2012.  Click on the link below to watch a recording of this webinar:  Intergenerational Music Interaction with Long Term Care Residents Living with a Dementia from CDRAKE on Vimeo.

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