We have worked hard to build technology, systems and processes to ensure that all barriers are overcome and that everyone can enjoy and access the clear therapeutic benefits of music.
Many studies across the world conclude that “musical engagement leads to improved quality of life for older adults”. It represents a simple, low cost intervention that has “proven therapeutic benefits including reducing agitation, stress responses and anxiety”. These benefits are even more pronounced for those living with dementia.
Recent studies in Australia rated those who would benefit the most from musical engagement. People with mild dementia 63%, followed by individuals who were depressed 61%, people with moderate dementia 59% and then those who were anxious and agitated (ref 1).
A specific study (ref 2) looking at playlists in healthcare settings found that 76% of patients reported that listening to their personalised playlists made a positive difference to their healthcare experience.