Music On The Mind Series: Alive Inside - Music & Dementia

Drs Amee Baird, Jeanette Tamplin & Sandra Garrido

Melbourne Recital Centre


6:00 pm

Alive Inside: Music and Dementia

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing society today, with both patient and caregiver quality of life being affected. In this presentation, three leading researchers in clinical neuropsychology, music therapy and music psychology discuss the significant cognitive and socio-emotional benefits music can offer those whose lives are touched by this disease. Case studies include examples of patients finding lucidity and focus, a continuous and positive present as well as recalling positive memories, all aided by music.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Music, Mind and Wellbeing initiative at The University of Melbourne.

Although this event is free, bookings are essential. Tickets can be booked through the Melbourne Recital Centre website. Podcasts of the lecture are available on the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

Dr Amee Baird is a clinical neuropsychologist and works in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University and her fellowship explores:  ‘Can music mend minds? Investigating the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of music on persons with dementia. ‘

Dr Jeanette Tamplin a clinical music therapist and works at the Melbourne Conservatorium of music, her fellowship focuses on:  ‘Choir participation to improve wellbeing and relationship quality for community-dwelling people with dementia and their primary care-givers.’

Dr Sandra Garrido is a music psychologist who works at the MARCS Laboratory at Western Sydney University. Her fellowship explores: ‘Mood regulation using music: A community health strategy for improving quality of life in people with mild dementia.’