Silver Memories: nostalgia therapy improving the lives of people in aged care

The power of music to influence mood has been demonstrated in groundbreaking QLD research. In 2014 4MBS Classic FM, piloted the Silver Memories project, playing music from the 30, 40s and 50s to people in 80s living in nursing homes in Brisbane. The music made people happier, alleviated loneliness and boredom and improved their quality of life.

Only Human’s Kim Stewart talked to Gary Thorpe, manager of 4MBS who ran the Silver Memories project.
Song: Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots

Find out more about Silver Memories here:


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