Alzheimer’s Australia

Dementia Care Australia

The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care


Music therapy

Music and Memory: an American non-profit organisation ‘that brings personalised music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology’.

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

The Making of Alive Inside: A TED Talk on Music and Dementia

Music Engagement Program by Australian charity HammondCare

Music Therapy: Empowering People Living with Alzheimer’s disease (Lecture transcript)

Thoughts on Music Therapy (Lecture transcript)


Art, drama, dance and horticulture therapy

Nurturing the Heart: Creativity, Art Therapy and Dementia

Art Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Art therapy tours at National Gallery of Australia

Dramatherapy and Spirituality in Dementia Care

Dance Therapy as Person Centred Care in Dementia

Gardens That Care: The Importance of Garden Environments in the Care of People with Dementia


Books available in UoN library

Creative Approaches in Dementia Care by Hilary Lee and Trevor Adams

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia: A Practical Guide by John Killick

The Best Friend’s Book of Alzheimer’s Activities: 149 More Ideas for Creative Engagement by Virigina Bell et al.

Transcending Dementia Through the TTAP Method by Linda Levine-Madori

The Positive Interactions Program of Activities for People with Alzheimer’s Disease by Sylvia Nissenboim and Christine Vroman

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