The happiness of people who need extra care is our top priority, even in this time of Corona. That is why we’re offer the following corona proof programmes:
Corona proof Music and Dementia
The innovative Music & Dementia programme aims to improve the well-being of people with dementia and their carers. By listening to music together and playing music together, contact is made easier. The employees involved also acquire new knowledge and insights, which they can use in daily healthcare practice.
The sessions are Corona-proof: we allow a maximum number of attendees depending on the space. We adhere strictly to RIVM guidelines, such as the mandatory distance of 1.5 meters. There is on-going coordination between the institution and our team regarding the measures.
The adapted Music and Dementia programme has been developed for vulnerable target groups with permanent cognitive problems or other non-congenital brain damage. Such as, for example, people with a form of dementia, CVA or Parkinson’s disease. We offer the programme in nursing homes and day care centres for people with dementia and their carers.
What do we do?
During a session, the musicians improvise shorter and longer pieces of music and encourage the residents to participate. After the session there is always a debriefing about observations, findings and ideas for the next time; good coordination is essential for an excellent musical experience for the residents.
What does the programme look like?
The programme consists of a three or more week series of sessions. Every week our musicians come to play for four or five residents in the presence of a maximum of three employees. The musical session lasts thirty to forty minutes.
The programme includes expertise promotion sessions for employees, and these EMBRACE training courses are part of the programme. We give employees tools in the easy and effective use of music as part of their daily care tasks.
Would you like to know how we can adapt the Music and Dementia Programme at your Corona-proof institution?
Music and Dementia Online
A pilot has shown that the online Music and Dementia programme – via a tablet or larger (shared) screen – can also produce positive results.
What does an online session look like?
The online sessions are interactive musical moments, in which we offer a combination of repertoire and improvisation. Two or three musicians work with two residents and a committed employee via an iPad and / or in front of the largest available screen. During the sessions the musicians seek as much contact with the residents as possible. They invite them to participate actively. After the session there is always a debriefing about observations, findings and ideas for the next time.
An online preparatory meeting takes place prior to a musical online session. Here we provide support tips that are useful during the session and we tell you what the best ICT conditions are.
The online Music and Dementia programme has been developed for vulnerable target groups with permanent cognitive problems or other non-congenital brain damage. These are, for example, people with a form of dementia, CVA or Parkinson’s disease.
Want to know more about the Music and Dementia Online programme?
Corona proof Flying Musical Brigades
The Flying Musical Brigades programme tries to bring classically oriented music to vulnerable people in an accessible way: at home, in the hallway, in the hall or on site outside.
As long as the virus remains, we will follow the corona rules strictly. We rigorously adhere to RIVM guidelines, such as the mandatory distance of 1.5 meters. There is on-going coordination between the institution and our team regarding the measures.
For vulnerable people who need extra attention or care. We visit the nursing home, the institution or at home.
What does a session look like?
We want people to learn to enjoy music through this programme. This can be done individually, for example for people who used to play music and are no longer able to do so. We want to provide comfort and a diversion so that feelings of loneliness are forgotten. Even if only for a moment. By involving family members, neighbours or healthcare professionals in these musical moments, we want to strengthen the social network around vulnerable people.
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Online Inspiration Sessions Care Employees & Voluntary Caregivers
These online sessions are intended for healthcare workers, informal carers and volunteers. During these sessions, which are usually part of an existing EMBRACE programme, we provide tips and tricks for using music in daily healthcare practice.
Music can make daily care practice easier and more pleasant and can improve the well-being of residents, clients or loved ones. In times of stress, music offers comfort, connection and diversion.
In these sessions we also share knowledge about the ICT process and explain how you can best optimise contact between two people via a screen.
There is room for a maximum of three care workers or carers. The sessions are provided by an EMBRACE trainer or a music therapist.
Would you like to know more about our online inspiration sessions for healthcare workers and voluntary carers?