- SingDance United Intergenerational Project Report
- Carers Create: Report on an Interngerational Project
- Carers Create: Carers’ perspectives of a creative programme for people with dementia
- SingUnited: A report of activities funded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus
- Singing and people with dementia
- Singing and people with Parkinson’s
- Clift Morrison Vella-Burrows et al. – Songs of Resilience
- Skingley and Vella-Burrows 2010 – Therapeutic Effects of Music
- Group singing improves quality of life for people with Parkinsons an international study
- Music & Singing: Health Interventions?
Research underpins M4W activities
The directors of M4W have over 30 years experience as health professionals working in clinical settings, and 20 years experience asacademic researchers in music, arts, health, wellbeing and education.
It is exciting to respond to the growing understanding for how the brain accesses and organises music, the body’s chemical reactions and its effects on physical, emotional, cognitive and social wellbeing.
- Bypass damaged neural networks in the brain and establish new networks
- Build stronger connections between brain regions e.g. auditory and motor cortex
- Improve movement and sensory function
- Connect the processes for thinking about actions and undertaking actions
- Improve memory, attention and action sequencing
- Stimulate hormones important for social bonding and feeling good
- Help with organising and articulating speech
Activities can be designed to support specific functioning, such as helping with speech organisation, as well as more general functioning.
There are no upcoming events at this time.