After three years practise and research in the use of drumming with Aged Care, Alex West in conjunction with RSL LifeCare has received the Australian Govemment Aged Care - Better Practise Award. (Click for more info)
"The research project used Mixed Methods including both Qualitive and Quantative assessment to develop a strategy that will give reliable evidence of the impact of group drumming on residents with Dementia."
Frances Russel, Research Fellow RSL LifeCare
- - Physical Movement-Exercise
- - Left/Right Brain Stimulation
- - Safe release of aggression
- - Improved group participation
- - Reduce wandering
- - Alleviating anxiety
Developing a training module that recreation staff can implement in the future.
The program specifically offered opportunities for multi-generational participation between residents, family and staff.
"The residents receive many benefits from the program, including socialisation, physical movement and connection to the rhythm of life."
Shannon Sinclair, Recreations Co-ordinator, RSL LifeCare, Australia