Could the Music Memory Box help dementia patients?
A small box combining objects that are precious to a person with dementia and music from their past has reached its crowdfunding target. The ‘Music Memory Box’ includes a miniature Raspberry Pi computer and RFID sensors and is based on the idea that a sense of music often endures in a dementia patient long after many of their other faculties have diminished. It is thought that this can help dementia patients to aid memory and provide music therapy. Reporter Madeleine Finlay has been to Deerhurst Care Home in Bristol, to find out more.
(Photo: Music Memory Box - credit: http://www.musicmemorybox.com/)