The Remini-Sing project consisted of a pilot study and subsequent randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of a 10-week community-based therapeutic group singing program, in comparison to usual care, on relationship quality, wellbeing, and quality of life for both participants with dementia and their family caregivers. This research was funded by an NH&MRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship.


Tamplin, J., Clark, I. N., Lee, Y. C. & Baker, F. A. (2018). Remini-Sing: A feasibility study of therapeutic group singing to support relationship quality and wellbeing for community-dwelling people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Frontiers in Medicine, 5.

Clark, I. N., Tamplin, J. & Baker, F. A. (2018). Community-dwelling people living with dementia and their family caregivers experience enhanced relationships and feelings of wellbeing following therapeutic group singing: A qualitative thematic analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 9.

Media Stories


Channel Ten live interview on Studio 10 on Music Therapy and dementia research


SBS News story on Musical Memories Dementia Choir

Pursuit article: “Clearing the fog of dementia with song

Precinct article: “Music Therapy & Dementia – A world-first study is born


The Age article: “Music to the ears of dementia patients suggests new learning is possible

ABC Radio National online article: “Tapping into the connections between music and the brain” – Lynne Malcolm

ABC Radio National podcast – “Playing for time” – Lynne Malcolm