http://www.dementiacentreni.org/publications.asp?sec=4&title=CDs, DVDs and Videos] I watched the video today with the staff at John’s CH, and found it extremely moving. It was made in N Ireland in various day centres, and funded by Age Concern. It shows one-to-one interaction between a music therapist and various people at different stages of dementia, and the response she got was amazing. The instruments were a wooden xylophone, bongo drums, a tambourine, maracas, shakers, etc., nothing too noisy. The therapist would tap out a rhythm for the person to copy, sing a snatch of a song, hum a tune, dance, anything to stimulate them, and it worked. They’d start to sing, to talk in rhythm, to tap in time. One lady, who seemed to be very advanced, said ‘I wonder if I might be underdoing it.’ The therapist asked what she meant, and she said ‘I might not be putting enough in.’ You’ll have gathered, I’m very enthusiastic. It would work in CHs, in day centres, or even at home with children’s instruments. I have no financial or professional involvement with the project. The video costs £10.