Every Day Harmony is celebrating this week after receiving a cash boost to continue/expand its musical services for people living with dementia. The money will enable us to deliver Music Therapy into five care homes across Northern Ireland for people with the condition, to support their wellbeing.

The grant was received from Paul & Nick Harvey Fund, which was set up specifically to directly support musical activities for people with dementia. Music for Dementia is a national campaign calling for music to be made accessible for everyone living with dementia. Music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life for people living with the condition, and their carers. Research and lived experiences show that it can help reduce the often-distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety.