Needed: Persons with Dementia and Caregivers

Needed: Persons with Dementia and Caregivers 4We are recruiting persons with dementia and caregiver pairs to participate in a 12-week study to help find out if music therapy can help persons with dementia and their caregivers interact socially and emotionally

You may qualify if:
• You are both over the age of 55
• One person in the pair has a diagnosis of dementia
• One person in the pair is their caregiver

Potential benefits:
• Music therapy might make you feel better and less stressed. It might lead to positive social connections with others, and it might help your body to feel more relaxed.
• Helping music therapists understand how to better provide services

Participation involves:
• Attending music therapy sessions where you and the person you care for will listen to music, make music, dance or sing! No musical training or experience required!
• Wear caps designed to measure brain waves during music therapy sessions

Location: Moss Art Center // The Cube
190 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech

Participants will not be compensated for their involvement in this study.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Joanna Culligan:

540 – 231 – 3161 // email:

This study is funded by the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology at Virginia Tech in collaboration with the Department for Human Development and Family Science, The School of Neuroscience and The Music Therapy Program at Radford University.

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