Georgene McNeil, Dementia Behaviour Specialist and Practice Lead, Uniting NSW ACT.
Industry-first research conducted in conjunction with ACU and Uniting demonstrates our positive impact on dementia behaviours.
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How it works
Listen anytime, anywhere headphones
Use wireless, long-range headphones while resting, walking, one on one or in a group.
Easy access to 1,000+ audio & visual experiences
At the touch of a button, carers and volunteers can easily personalise content.
Training and on-going support
All staff access to expert team support. Reporting and monthly activity calendars included.
Benefits for your organisation
Increase staff satisfaction and productivity
Our program is proven to manage dementia behaviours and free up time for busy staff.
Engage residents with person-centric content
Diverse and meaningful person-centered experiences in 30+ languages available, including spiritual, exercise, armchair travel, music playlists, and more!
Our flexible and affordable subscription models make it easy to plan in annual budgets. Costs less than weekly performers!
Happier residents and staff
Resident Success Stories
Real-life stories of how our technology and content helps manage dementia behaviours
Music for Tharma
Tharma, a 79-year-old man from Pakistan, exhibits on-going behaviours and has reverted to his mother tongue. As he no longer speaks English, the staff found it challenging to connect. Our trainers sourced Tamil music for Tharma’s carers to play for him. Staff tell us that he enjoys this music and is displaying much happier behaviour. He even requests the headsets, by pointing at his ears, regularly. His son has told carers that the program is great support for his dad, and he loves listening along with him.
This is music to our ears!
Peaceful Piano Lady
Carers tell us that our personal preference data helps them to better connect with residents. Using this data, they identified that a resident, who displays daily vocal behaviours, used to play the piano at her church. Our trainers suggested playing piano hymn music. Her carers tell us the music instantly transformed her! She sat down at the table and ‘played the piano’. Whilst engaged in listening, she has no vocal behaviours and delights the team with a peaceful smile on her face. Listening is now part of her daily care plan.
Poetry for the soul
Memory support unit staff share a beautiful story of a lady who used to be an English teacher and had a great love of poetry. The resident, who is 101 years old, blind and has dementia is non-verbal. Our trainers discussed trialling our poetry playlists with her. The poetry thoroughly engaged her, and she started quietly reciting the verses. Staff also observed her as more peaceful as she listened, using the wireless headphones, on her daily hallway walks.
Testimonials from Moove and Groove Clients
Georgene McNielDementia Behaviour Specialist and Practice Lead - Uniting Care
“Seeing the joy and connection this program is creating in our facilities is like nothing I have ever seen before. The word I would use is 'phenomenal'! Staff can engage with individual residents or groups, from common areas or their rooms easily... It is so effective to alleviate loneliness and isolation, as well as being a proven dementia behaviour therapy. In all my 30 years in the industry, I have never seen anything like it!”
Elaine WyseLifestyle Manager - Twilight Aged Care
“Having this program in all of our facilities, especially during this time of limited visitation, means we are able to deliver activities to all residents and still tailor experiences to individual preferences. The virtual visitor is already proving to alleviate the distress families feel from limited visitation. The training program and continued support from the Moove & Groove Team has been invaluable!”
““We have been using it daily, and its great for trivia. A concert artist was sick and canceled last minute we had everyone there waiting for the concert we then quickly changed it to Moove & Groove playlist singalong, the residents loved it.””
““We put M&G exercises on the tv this morning the residents were energised and engaged with the upbeat music””
RakshaActivities Staff - Twilight
“A lady with late dementia who is a wanderer does not engage for more than 5 minutes and walks constantly. We offered the Catholic Mass to this resident as it was being listened to by someone else. It was so meaningful for this lady. Raksha stated "she sat for 30 minutes. She cried she said thank you thankyou with a big smile, I was so happy to see her happy with something that meant something to her, now we can provide her with this regularly and also music associated with mass.”
Helen - ResidentTwilight Glades Bay
“I find it very enlightening and interesting to hear the trials and tribulations that people have had to cope with and how they overcome adversity to find fulfillment - and that’s what makes it so interesting!”
Pam - ResidentTwilight Glades Bay
“I’ve absolutely loved every minute of it - thank you. I’d like more!”
Robert - ResidentTwilight Glades Bay
“On the listening program, I found it very interesting. I’ve heard it called inspiring. It does make you think.”
Bev - ResidentUniting Kingscliff
“I would like to listen to this all day, my husband was an opera singer this music was our life these headphones are bringing back so many memories for me, the sound is unbelievable i don't hear people outside the room or trolleys just the beautiful music, i love it, i want it every day.”