Research in Sheffield looks at how music can help those with dementia

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South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord is joining up with the University of Sheffield for a research project examining the impact of music on the lives of people living with dementia.

Lost Chord provides musical experiences with musicians for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres.

Heading the project is Dr Victoria Williamson, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London.

“Evidence demonstrates that musical interventions such as those provided by Lost Chord can improve the physical and mental state and provide vital emotional and social connections for individuals with dementia,” she said.