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Haven: Sharing Receptive Music Listening to Foster Connections and Wellbeing for People with Dementia Who Are Nearing the End of Life, and Those Who Care For Them

Garabedian, Claire and Kelly, F. (2018) Haven: Sharing Receptive Music Listening to Foster Connections and Wellbeing for People with Dementia Who Are Nearing the End of Life, and Those Who Care For Them. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. ISSN 1417-3012 Online: 1741-2684 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper reports on research exploring the effects of music played for 12 dyads: a care home resident (‘resident’) with dementia and someone closely connected to him/her (‘carer’). Six individualised music interventions (3 live and 3 pre-recorded) were played by the first author on solo cello within five Scottish non-NHS care homes. All interventions were video-recorded. Semi-structured interviews with carer participants, key staff, and managers explored their responses to interventions. Thick descriptions of video recordings and interview transcripts were thematically coded using Nvivo. A key finding was that structural elements of the interventions combined with characteristics of the music played facilitated an internalised experience of ‘haven’; sonically transporting listeners away from their present reality and fulfilling the basic human needs for inclusion, comfort, identity, occupation and attachment.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia, therapeutic music, end of life, communication, interaction, palliative care
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Claire Garabedian
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 08:42
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7158

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