Experiential International Learning Lab Music Practice Singing Theatre

LearningLab.B.13 | Singing in Contact with People Suffering from Dementia


Newseum - Knight 807 September 26, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Pieternel van Amelsvoort
Paul Walthaus

Discover the power of singing to connect adults suffering from dementia with their caregivers. Learn the research behind and outcomes of Diva Dichtbij’s method of placing professional singers in nursing homes, where they facilitate bonding and understanding in participants.

Presentation Outcomes

  • Participants will experience what the effects of singing in close contact.
  • Participants will identify and explore skills that need to be developed in order to work with this concept.
  • Participants will experience the joy singing in contact with people with dementia brings.

For Presentation Team Planning: This session DOES have PowerPoint capacity.