Persons with dementia “are given a voice” in research about music and singing in everyday rehabilitation

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Persons with dementia “are given a voice” in research about music and singing in everyday rehabilitation Background During a post-doctoral action research project person with dementia and their relatives are involved in the research-process. The aim is to explore their experiences and what importance it has for them that singing and music are part of their everyday life and the rehabilitation effort (Carroll et al. 2005; Simpson & House 2002; Swane 1996). Methodology The choice of method is person attuned (Parkes et al. 2014) and the action research process planned as a creative process, based on the following topics: "What does the music give you in your life?" and "What importance does the music have for you?" In the process, these topics were followed by new topics such as: "Togetherness about music"," The good memories "and "How can music help us through the life that lies ahead of us?". Songwriting used as narrative method (Baker & Wigram 2005). The persons with dementia have conducted in four workshop-based seasons, facilitated by music therapist in collaboration with researcher and team worker. Results and conclusions Through active participation in a musical and therapeutic space created by the music therapist, the persons with dementia have jointly composed two songs that deal with their experiences of what song and music mean to their lives right now and how song and music can help them in their last time of life. The VELUX FOUNDATION, Denmark, funds the research. Number 342010. References Baker F., & Wigram, T. (2005). (Eds.). Songwriting: Methods, techniques and clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley Pub. Carroll, A. M., Vetor, K., Holmes, S., & Supiano, K. P. (2005). Ask the consumer: An innovative approach to dementia-related adult day service evaluation. American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 20(5), 290-294. Parkes, J. H., Pyer, M., Wray, P., & Taylor, J. (2014). Partners in projects: Preparing for public involvement in health and social care research. Health Policy, 117(3), 399-408. Simpson, E. L., & House, A. O. (2002). Involving users in the delivery and evaluation of mental health services: systematic review. British Medical Journal, 325 (7375), s.1–5. Swane, C. E. (1996). Hverdagens med demens: billeddannelser og hverdagserfaringer i kulturgerontologisk perspektiv. København: Munksgaard.
Translated title of the contributionpersoner med demens kommer til orde i forskning om sang og musik i hverdagsrehabilitering
Original languageEnglish
Publication date9 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2018
EventThe 9th Nordic Music Therapy Congress in Stockholm - Rönneberga Conference Center Lidingö, Stokholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 Aug 201812 Aug 2018

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ConferenceThe 9th Nordic Music Therapy Congress in Stockholm
LocationRönneberga Conference Center Lidingö
CountrySweden
CityStokholm
Period08/08/201812/08/2018

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    Ottesen, A. M. (2018). Persons with dementia “are given a voice” in research about music and singing in everyday rehabilitation. Abstract from The 9th Nordic Music Therapy Congress in Stockholm, Stokholm, Sweden.