Volume 3 (1) 2011 – Book review
Connecting through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers (Robin Rio)
Reviewed by Harriet Powell
Connecting through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers
By Robin Rio
London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2009)
144 pp, ISBN: 978-1-84310-905-1
Harriet Powell is a senior music therapist working for Nordoff Robbins in inner London, UK. In her twelve years as music therapist she has set up music therapy services for older people, and those with dementia, in day and residential care within two inner city boroughs. She facilitates care-staff in Continuing Professional Development programmes. Previously Harriet had twenty-five years in Community Arts as musician, director of music projects with all ages, including performance with older people, and training their care-staff.