Our project lead, Prof. Felicity Baker features on ABC’s ‘The Conversation’ in a special episode about music and dementia. Listen to the full episode here.
We were excited to have a strong presence again at the 2021 AMTA National Conference.
Spotlight Panel: Voices of South East Asian Music Therapy
Music Therapy in Thailand: Integrating Western training into practice in Thailand
Panel: This is Australia… Music therapy down under… during & beyond Covid-19. A panel discussion on articles published within the special edition of the Australian Journal of Music Therapy
Moderators: Allison Fuller & Jennifer Bibb
Presenters: Jeanette Tamplin, Vannie Ip-Winfield, Roxanne McLeod & Lorna Berry
Paper: From Therapeutic Factors to Mechanisms of Change in Music Therapy: Report on Findings and Discussion from a Scoping Review
Felicity Baker, Becky Zarate & Martina de Witte
Paper: Examining the effect of FES+iPad-based music therapy on post stroke upper limb function and wellbeing outcomes: A mixed-methods randomised controlled trial
Paper: Learning from stroke survivors during a global pandemic: The potential of applying our own research to our own lives
Paper: Integrating Neuroscience Knowledge to Support Music Interventions with Neurologically Fragile Children
Paper: A Conceptual Framework for Patient Prioritisation in an Acute Healthcare Service
Paper: The Song Collective: Development of a new online music-based community program integrating music, social media and digital platforms to support the wellbeing and social
connectedness of older adults living at home
Phoebe Stretton-Smith & Libby Flynn
Paper: The thread of connection: Experiences of shared musical activities for people living with dementia and the family members who care for them
Paper: Still ReminiSing – Songs of resilience from a community-based, therapeutic choir for
people living with dementia and their supporters, as we navigated singing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Paper: Evolving role of music interventions in residential aged care with people living with
dementia and depression: Results from the Australian cohort of the Music Interventions for Dementia and Depression in Elderly care (MIDDEL) International cluster-randomised controlled trial
Young-Eun Claire Lee, Felicity Baker & Phoebe Stretton-Smith
We’re proud to share that MIND member Tanya Marie Silveira was celebrated as Music Therapist of the Year in the 2020-2021 Australian Allied Health Awards. Tanya was recognised for her PhD research examining how accessible music making can simultaneously impact the hand function and wellbeing of stroke survivors. Congratulations Tanya!
We’re excited to have our dementia research featured in the University of Melbourne’s Pursuit publication this month. This article features insights into our HOMESIDE study and introduces our latest project Music Attuned Technology – Care via eHealth (MATCH).
Our team has received $2 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund to support our project Music Attuned Technology – Care via eHealth (MATCH).
MATCH aims to develop and deliver a new consumer-centred music program for use with people living with dementia in the community, in residential aged care, and those transitioning from home to residential aged care. To find out more about MATCH, visit the MATCH website.
We are excited to have a strong presence at this year’s AMTA National Conference.
Tanya Silveira is the Conference Convenor, and we are contributing the following presentations:
- Paper: Reflections on adapting and creating in online music therapy spaces during COVID19 – perspectives from two music therapists and NDIS participants in an online music therapy group
Zara Thompson & Lauren Khalil-Salib
- Paper: Responsive research design: A collaborative reflection on listening to and learning from people with lived experience of dementia, their families and supporters
Phoebe Stretton-Smith, Zara Thompson & Kate McMahon
- Roundtable: Keeping people connected during a pandemic: Music therapy research and practice goes online
Professor Felicity Baker, Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Dr Imogen Clark, Dr Libby Flynn, Kate Teggelove, Zara Thompson, Hayley Miller & Kate McMahon
- Paper 1: Music Therapy Telehealth practices in Australia
- Paper 2: Redesigning the Homeside family carer training to be delivered online
- Paper 3: Therapeutic Choirs in the virtual world
- Panel: Advocating for systemic change: diverse perspectives on the NEED for music therapy in neurorehabilitation
Tanya Marie Silveira (Moderator), Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Marissa Mellick, Steven Giannakopoulos, Dr Anuka Parapuram & Anna Barlow
Music and Dementia: From Cognition to Therapy was officially launched in December 2019 at the Australian Music Therapy Association’s national conference.
The launch of the book, edited by Amee Baird, Sandra Garrido and Jeanette Tamplin, was supported by a performance from a local dementia choir led by Zara Thompson.
The book can be purchased from academic booksellers and online retailers.
Since 2016, MIND has been working to reduce the impact of neurological disorders through music therapy research. As our work has grown and developed, so too has a need for a place to share our wins, our challenges and our stories.