Ideafest 2019

Voices in Motion

Voices in Motion

Can the impact of dementia be reduced through singing and socializing? An interdisciplinary research team at UVic is studying the impact an intergenerational choir may have on health outcomes for people living with dementia and their caregivers, as well as the impact on perceptions of dementia for participating high school students. Hear about the researchers' findings and observations, then listen to this joy-filled choir share their music.

Presenters: Debra Sheets (School of Nursing), Stuart MacDonald (Department of Psychology), Andre Smith (Department of Sociology), Mary Kennedy (School of Music), Wendy Young (Island Health), Erica Phare-Bergh (Choir Director), St. Andrew’s Regional High School Choir, Pacific Christian School Choir

With thanks to project partners: Island Health, St. Andrew’s Regional High School, St Aidan’s United Church, the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing, School of Psychology and School of Sociology.

Hosted by: Faculty of Human and Social Development

Image: Suzanne Ahearne/UVic