Arts and Dementia: Using Participatory Music Making to Improve Acute Dementia Care in Hospital Environments: Findings from Evaluation Research


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Ball K, Daykin N, Hayden R, Henry A, Parry B, Platten B, Walters D

Year of Publication:
2016

Publisher(s):
University of Winchester

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This pilot study sought to examine the effects of a 10 week period of weekly music sessions on the health and wellbeing of patients with dementia. It did so by exploring the responses of participants (patients, carers and staff) to the music programme, and by comparing the ward environment during the music intervention period with an equivalent usual care period of 10 weeks in the previous year.

The study used mixed methods including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Qualitative methods included participant observation, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with patients, visitors, the musician and staff. The research included an action research component in which care staff worked together in a small group to reflect on learning from the project.



Main Focus: Physical Health

Context: Hospital

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Daykin, N., Walters, D., Ball, K., et al. (2016). Arts and Dementia: Using Participatory Music Making to Improve Acute Dementia Care in Hospital Environments: An Exploratory Study. UK: University of Winchester.