Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Dorothy Leclair
Project Title: Multicultural Inter-generational Dementia Friendly Community Choir
Led by a certified music therapist, this project aims to bridge diverse communities and ages to reduce stigma and increase understanding of dementia through the universal language of music. Choir members will be recruited from members of the community living with dementia, members of our multicultural communities living with dementia, and youth. Participation has the potential to reduce social isolation, anxiety, stress, and depression, and can improve cognitive stimulation and physical health for both persons living with dementia and their caregivers.