Debra Sheets, PhD, School of Nursing, UVic
Stuart MacDonald, PhD, Department of Psychology, UVic
Andre Smith, PhD, Department of Sociology, UVic
Mary Kennedy, PhD, School of Music, UVic
Friday, April 5: 12:30 to 1:45 pm
Voices in Motion (ViM) is an intergenerational choir for community-dwelling people living with memory loss and their family caregivers. It is a partnership between a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Victoria, students at St. Andrews High School and Pacific Christian School, and Island Health. Both caregivers and the persons with dementia attend the choir together. In this talk, you’ll learn about how the research team is exploring the impact of participation in a choir by persons living with dementia (PwD) and their caregivers. The team is interested in participants’ experiences of the choir, their reasons for participation, how it affects their quality of life and well-being, and what impact it may have on their social networks.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.