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Culture Change Exchange
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?
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
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

When we experience happiness, we understand the science behind the subsequent 'feel good' or 'sense of happiness and wellbeing' that follows. Click here to read more

Music in Harmony with Person Centred Care
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'
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
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
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
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