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May 27th, 2016

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Camerata musician Amina Cunningham works with dementia patients in Manchester. Photograph: Ciara Leeming for the Guardian

Camerata musician Amina Cunningham works with dementia patients in Manchester.
Photograph: Ciara Leeming for the Guardian

Manchester Camerata orchestra is pioneering music projects in care homes; now academics are to study whether the sessions do more than just entertain participants

Sheer embarrassment was dementia care worker Lynda Kelly’s overwhelming emotion the first time she sat in on a Manchester Camerata orchestra music therapy session at the residential home where she works; but the lasting change she saw in the residents in response to the musicians was so great that she is now running weekly improvisation sessions at the home. Full story.

Rachel Pugh (The Guardian) / February 29, 2016

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