Open Group Music Therapy Sessions With People In The Late Stages Of Dementia On Garner Ward At Bodmin Hospital

Open Group Music Therapy Sessions With People In The Late Stages Of Dementia On Garner Ward At Bodmin Hospital

by Liz Norman, Music Therapist I arrived at about 1.30pm, this time everyone was sitting indoors as it was raining outside. Becky and a couple of other members of nursing staff were sitting with the patients in the area at the top of the ward near the nurses’ station. There were two or three faces I knew from the previous week and some new people. Everyone was fairly quiet and sitting calmly. They seemed generally to be mildly curious as I got out some instruments. One lady, a new person, asked me if I knew how to play the guitar and said she knew quite a lot about music. She played the glockenspiel a little while I was setting things out. Everyone […]