Health & Harmony
Health & Harmony is an outreach music programme specially developed to meet the needs of those patients and their families living with dementia. This programme wbrought professional musicians into nursing homes and care settings around Ireland for bi-monthly performances, enhancing the quality of life for over 200 patients, careers and their families over 12 months.
During Health & Harmony the National Concert Hall will worked closely with the Alzheimers Society of Ireland and the care settings and medical personnel involved to carefully tailor a live music programme to those patients, their families and carers living with dementia. The main aim of the project was to bring live musicians into each setting, to enhance the quality of life for long and short-term care patients, to inspire expression through music, to develop a framework to support the continued development of music programmes in each setting and to support and encourage the rollout of similar music programmes throughout Ireland in the future.We hope to host an open seminar and presentation to share our experience in the coming months.