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About the Event
A million people in the UK are expected to be living with dementia by 2025. Whilst there is no cure, there is growing evidence that music can help improve symptoms such as depression and agitation, as well as bringing some much-needed moments of joy to those affected, and their families.
Following on from the greatly acclaimed OU co-production with the BBC, Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure, we are delighted to bring you an exclusive talk with the academics who worked behind the scenes.
Dr Geraldine Boyle (Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care) and Dr Terence Curran (Honorary Associate in Music) will reveal what it was like to work on the programme along with the experience and expertise that they contributed.
The event will feature a panel discussion with both academics, a member of the Alzheimer's Society Northern Ireland, Geradine Mulvenna (Creator of This is Me) and someone living with dementia, all of whom will share their views on the value of music.
We are also excited to announce that we will be joined by local dementia choir, This is Me, who will open the event with a special performance.
You can learn more about the programme on the OU's OpenLearn site here:
If you need to cancel your attendance at this event, please provide as much notice as possible as we anticipate high demand for tickets. You can do so by emailing Ireland-Events@open.ac.uk