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Thu 26 Sep,10:30
St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
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Join us on BBC Music Day 2019 to learn more about healthy ageing, the musical brain and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra ReConnect programme for individuals living with dementia.

This free event will be of interest to healthcare professionals, arts practitioners working in the field of dementia, researchers and the general public.

The morning will commence with Prof. Ian Deary (Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh) describing the Lothian Birth Cohort studies of healthy ageing. These studies explore the factors that contribute to lifetime cognitive function and ageing in the brain.

Dr. Katie Overy (Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh) will continue with a discussion of the potential benefits of music to the brain and will describe a pilot study examining the effects of the SCO ReConnect workshops.

Musicians from the SCO will then lead a 40-minute interactive demonstration of a SCO ReConnect workshop. These workshops have been run by the SCO in dementia wards in Edinburgh since 2013.

Finally, there will be a Q&A session hosted by Dr Katie Overy, where the audience will be invited into a discussion with the musicians and speakers.

Programme in full:

10.30 Arrivals and opportunity to view brain images using Virtual Reality 

11.00 Welcome

11.05 Presentation by Prof Ian Deary, Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh

11.20 Presentation by Dr Katie Overy Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh

11.35 Interactive SCO ReConnect Workshop with Musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

12.15 Q&A with speakers, musicians and audience

12.30 Close