‘When a parent says they given up hope after receiving a diagnosis for their child, I know music therapy can have a role to play.’ Photograph: Howard Sayer/Alamy
When a group of adults with severe dementia began singing and saying hello to each other in a session, it brought home the power of music therapy
I first encountered music therapy at a day centre for older adults in Hackney, east London. I was shadowing a music therapist for the afternoon and helping her run a group for older adults with severe dementia. Full story.