Light up your Life

We're really pleased to announce our partnership with Casio and Music For Dementia for the Light Up My Life research campaign. As part of this research project, Casio is set to send out 50 light-up keyboards to MHA dementia care homes.

The keyboards will be used to engage with residents living with dementia for improved music participation. As well as receiving the musical instruments, training will be provided to the carers and music therapists, such as easy-to-follow piano lessons, musical activities, and a run through the features of the keyboards. Carers and music therapists will deliver a schedule of musical activities for the residents and then record their experiences and share feedback throughout the 12-week period.

The research project aims to gain a better understanding and insight into how the use of these musical instruments as part of a care plan, can better help people living with dementia at various stages of the condition. 

Ming Hung Hsu, Music Therapy Lead, MHA, commented:

“We’re thrilled to kick off such a fun and engaging initiative across MHA care homes. It will provide access to the tools needed for our fantastic music therapists to continue providing non-verbal means for those with dementia to help express themselves. We know just how important music is for people with dementia and we’re eager to see the research findings in early 2022.”

Find out more about our specialist dementia care> 

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