Music Speaks – An Introduction to Music Engagement in Dementia Care

Event Details

Music can provide comfort, emotional support and create a calming atmosphere but it can also create environments that encourage expression and creativity.

Dementia Centre Music Engagement Education aims to bring about a paradigm shift that repositions music from an ‘every-now-and-then’ or weekly intervention provided by a visiting expert, to an everyday experience embedded in the culture of daily care.

The Dementia Centre was established by HammondCare in 1995 and exists to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia through services and solutions that are proven in practice.

This 3 hour workshop led by Dementia Centre Consultant Dr Natalie Yates- Bolton will cover the following;

  • music, emotion and the brain and the benefits of using individualised music
  • practical considerations
  • tailoring music engagement as an intervention around mood and behaviour


Please be aware we are currently experiencing issues with the credit card booking facility, if you would like to book on to the Music Speaks Workshop, please use the invoice option to secure your place.  I can then contact you to let you know when the credit card booking option is back online, or I can process your booking via invoice. Thankyou.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.

Cancellation policy

St Giles Hospice accepts firm bookings through the St Giles Hospice website. In making such bookings clients accept our bookings and cancellation policy.

  • Cancellation fees – the following charges apply ;
    ◦11-31 days = 50% of the course fee
    ◦1-10 days = 100% of the course fee
  • Name substitutions can be made at any time before the course without incurring a penalty.
  • St Giles Hospice does not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties. Please note that for administration purposes your details will be held on our mailing lists and we may use the information to send you details of our courses. If you do not wish to receive further information from us please advise us.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered a full refund of the course fee.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to refuse any booking.