This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dementia and Music Therapy
Music therapy is widely recognised as a highly effective health intervention. Songs can evoke powerful memories. You don’t need to have any musical skills to benefit from music therapy. It’s not about being able to play an instrument or learning new musical skills. It’s about making a connection and enabling people to communicate.
In dementia care, music therapy can bring benefits in the following areas: Psychological and physical support: alleviating pain, anxiety, discomfort, agitation, depression, apathy, and loss of self-confidence; Psychological and physical support: facilitating self-expression, improving self-esteem and identity, providing emotional supporting, enhancing mood and quality of life; Increasing responsiveness, interest, focus and concentration; Reducing isolation, promoting social inclusion and interactions, strengthening bonds, facilitating communication with others.
Tutor's organisation: Everyday Harmony Music Therapy
9:30 am - 12:30 am
Organising to Win
This workshop is for those who have responsibility for administering medication in acute, residential or home settings. It will explore the over arching policies and supporting legal documents which safeguard the patient and professional. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and learn from situations where there was poor medicine management.
The workshop will highlight the five rights of medicine management and basic drug calculations.
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