Published 12th December 2023 by

A research team from Anglia Ruskin University are looking for people to participate in a focus group. They are interested in peoples’ experiences of staying on a dementia care ward and would like to speak to people living with dementia, their relatives or carers.

They are particularly interested in techniques used to prevent or alleviate distress, and are hoping to co-produce a music therapy manual for use in the inpatient setting.

MELODIC is a major study between ARU’s Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR) and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to investigate how music therapy can reduce distress on NHS inpatient wards for people with dementia.

You can click here to see more details.

Or you can click here to download the participant information sheet to learn more [PDF, 208kB]

You can contact the research team on or by phone on 01223 695401