Music therapy in dementia care - Norway

A Norwegian project headed by Dr Audun Myskja which aims to develop future environmental song and music therapy for dementia sufferers is being supported by the Kavli Trust.

With a doctorate in the subject, Dr Myskja has spent 15 years developing this approach through research at 20 or so institutions in six of Norway’s counties.

Results show that music therapy reduces affliction in patients and cuts their need for medication. The trust’s support will help to document the project’s methods and to spread the “Myskja model”.