Music-with-Movement Intervention

Partnering Organization

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Project Period

May 2014 – August 2016 (Phase 1)

Jan 2018  –  June 2019 (Phase 2)

Target Group

Elders with early dementia, their family members, staff of partner NGOs (Phase 1)

Elders with early dementia, their family members, staff of partner NGOs and volunteers (Phase 2)

Location

14 elderly service units located in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories ((Phase 1)

5 NGOs located in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories ((Phase 2)

How it works

Music and movement can improve the quality of life of seniors with dementia, especially their communication with family members.

This project developed a culturally-appropriate music-with-movement protocol (the Protocol) for Hong Kong. Age-specific music and songs familiar to the elders are selected and tailored with movement to make an activity package that can be used by elder-and-caregiver pairs at home.