Jennifer MacRitchie playing an adapted guitar
Video, 7 mins

Assistive technologies for engaging with music in dementia

Whether it be listening to favourite songs, playing an instrument, songwriting or singing, engagement with music can offer many benefits like connecting people with past memories, building relationships and enhancing the overall quality of their lives. Research at the University of Sheffield has linked music, psychology and engineering to show how new technologies can help more people interact with music. 

This fascinating film explores how new musical interfaces can be created specifically for people living with dementia.

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To find out more please visit the project website and follow Dr Jennifer MacRitchie on Twitter @Jenmacritchie

Healthy Lifespan Institute Research

This project showcases research from the Healthy Lifespan Institute - one of the University of Sheffield's four flagship research institutes.

The Flagship Institutes bring together the University's key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

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The Film

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