Rhythmix grant to support music and dementia care

Rhythmix is celebrating a grant of £39,726 from Arts Council England to support its work with older people living with dementia in acute hospital settings.

The funding will support the charity’s Wishing Well Music in Healthcare programme, which brings live music-making to the bedsides of people while they are in hospital.

Rhythmix Musicians in Healthcare

The new programme will enable Rhythmix’s team of Musicians in Healthcare to bring their vocal, instrumental and technology skills to the heart of healthcare, shining a light on people’s talents, creativity and life stories, celebrating what people living with dementia can do and helping support wellbeing during the challenges of hospitalisation.

Jane Humberstone, Vice Chair at Rhythmix, said:

‘Wishing Well is one of the deepest experiences I have had when observing the impact of music on the brain. Music is part of our everyday life and we all know it is good for us. Many of us are lucky enough to have a life transformed by it. However, to have confirmed that it continues to have such positive effects even into late dementia is truly uplifting. I cannot think of a better cause. Thank you to Arts Council England for their continued support for this work.’

Header photo: The Wishing Well Musicians in Healthcare team is dedicated to bringing creative experiences into hospital settings where music can have a profound impact on wellbeing

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