BBC presenter Lauren Laverne with Hall Grange resident June

Not only has MHA been working with the BBC through its Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure but we've also recently played host to BBC radio and TV presenter Lauren Laverne for a photo shoot. 

Lauren is the new ambassador for the Music for Dementia campaign, which is also backed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock. The campaign follows a major report in to the effects music therapy has on people living with dementia and which MHA had input to. 

The BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show presenter visited our Hall Grange care home in Croydon, where she was able to take part in a one-to-one music therapy session with resident June and music therapist Clare Barone. Lauren also joined residents at the home for a group music therapy session. 

Through the visit, Lauren was able to witness first hand the power music therapy has on people living with dementia. 

MHA's PR Manager Theresa Knight said: "We were delighted to be able to host Lauren at Hall Grange so she could witness first hand the effect that music has on people living with dementia. We were able to demonstrate how music therapy differs from a sing-a-long and talk about how observations our music therapists see are fed back to care staff so they can use these in their care and work with residents."

Find out more about our life-enhancing music therapy service and how you can help us provide this life enhancing service to even more older people living with dementia.

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