The University of Melbourne is running a trial called HOMESIDE, which is exploring the effects of music and reading/word-based interventions for people living with dementia and their family caregivers.
The interventions are designed to be personalised to each person’s preferences and needs, and delivered by the family caregivers, who are trained and supported by health professionals throughout the 6-month study.
Their hope is that the interventions will offer opportunities for people with dementia and their family caregivers to share meaningful moments together and give caregivers tools that can help in the care and management of their loved ones.
You can read more about the study at www.homesidestudy.eu/Australia
or contact the research team by email at