News and Views

Choice of Music in Aged Care
8.09.19
The choice of music for residents in aged care is THEIR CHOICE of music. Click here to read more


Music and Memory
8.09.19
Professor Brodaty reveals what research says about the benefits of music for sufferers of dementia. Click here to read more


Lions and Lionesses see value in Aged Care Music Resources
29.07.19
Thanks to the foresight and generosity of Sylvia, Liz and other Lions and Lioness club members of greater Cairns, the aged care facilities staff now have access to a high-quality resource and the residents can enjoy the stimulation and experience of a valuable music program. Click here to read more


Culture Change Exchange
16.03.17
Topic: Relationships in Long-Term Care: Humanness, Permission and Operational Support. Session 2 - presenter: Danniella Greenwood: March 16, 2017 (You Tube - Full Video) Click here to read more


What difference can the right music make to people in aged care?
17.06.16
Retired flight engineer Graeme Pope met pianist John Sidney in a chance encounter in a hotel Hobart. Having recorded as much of John Sidney's music as he could, Graeme talks to ABC Radio presenter Ash Moore about how he now tours the country sharing that music with people living in aged care. Click here to read more


Music and aged care
13.03.15
Many aged care facilities are now using qualified music therapists to enhance the quality of life for older people in care, and this is to be commended. There is also plenty of evidence that the right music for certain people particularly those who have dementia is good therapy. Click here to read more


SCIENCE BEHIND THE FEELING OF HAPPINESS AND SENSE OF WELLBEING
13.02.15
When we engage in enjoyable experiences, such as listening to our favourite music, the brain is stimulated to release specific chemicals which create a sense of happiness and wellbeing. For those living with Dementia and Alzheimer's it is essential that those who are responsible for their care, provide such happy moments. Here you will see why, as you watch the amazing change in the demeanour of an Alzheimer's sufferer, as she responds to music stimulus, and learn more about the science behind this response. Click here to read more


Music in Harmony with Person Centred Care
2.01.15
There's a quiet revolution happening in aged care. It's called Person Centred Care and according to Aged Care Music Resources' Graeme Pope it's a welcome and long-overdue way of thinking. Click here to read more


Barry Hall is now back on air with his new program 'Anything Goes'
2.01.15
In South Australia Barry Hall is a name synonymous with music and entertainment. After more than 30 years involvement in local radio and television as an announcer and musician Barry Hall takes to the airwave once again with his new program Anything Goes, aired on Hills Radio 88.9 FM every Monday from 12 noon through to 2:00PM Adelaide time (ACDT - GMT + 10.5 Hours). Click here to read more


A new music resource for recreation staff in aged care
5.10.14
Blue and Red Book CD Collection reviewed by diversional therapist Lauretta Kaldor ... "the sound quality is excellent and the presentation and ease of use makes this resource a valuable investment at a facility catering for people living with dementia." Click here to read more


Music the tonic for depression in aged care
4.09.14
Saddened but not surprised was our reaction to an aged care industry report which revealed more than half of all permanent aged care residents in Australia have depression. Click here to read more


Christine Bryden: A conversation about dementia
16.09.13
Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia at 46 years of age after experiencing symptoms of what she thought was stress, including headaches and some of the stereotypical forgetfulness, memory loss and confusion. Watch the video ... Click here to read more