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Dr Orii McDermott: The importance of music therapy for people with dementia

May 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
How Researchers Changed the World
Dr Orii McDermott: The importance of music therapy for people with dementia
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How Researchers Changed the World
Dr Orii McDermott: The importance of music therapy for people with dementia
May 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
How Researchers Changed the World
Music is a fundamental part of a human being, senior music and dementia researcher Orri McDermott explains why.
Show Notes

Every year nearly 10 million people develop dementia worldwide. That’s one diagnosis every three seconds. In 2012 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared dementia a global public health priority. 

Could music therapy play a role in enhancing the lives of people living with dementia? Dr Orii McDermott certainly thinks so.

“Music is very much about connecting with people, connecting with the external world.”

In this episode we unpack Dr Orri McDermott's 2013 paper: The importance of music for people with dementia: the perspectives of people with dementia, family carers, staff and music therapists.

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