The founder of Musica Music and Wellbeing, a not-for-profit organisation specialising in dementia care, has been named a Woman of Inspiration in this year’s top 100 WISE (Women in Social Enterprise) list.
WISE 2020, in partnership with NatWest, focussed this year on how these stars of the social enterprise world had adapted to COVID-19 and showed it “who’s boss”.
Rosie Mead, who launched Musica Music and Wellbeing in 2010, was recognised for finding innovative ways to support caregivers to use music in the daily lives of people living with dementia.
In August, the company launched a free online introduction to music and dementia and has already seen 250 people sign up to the course worldwide.
Commenting on the award, Mead said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be included in the top 100, we’ve worked really this year to change what we’re doing to support people living with dementia during Covid, and being recognised for those efforts is a big boost for the whole team.”
Musica’s free online introduction to music in dementia course is made up of videos, podcasts and handouts around the power of music in dementia care, taking around one hour to complete.
Each learner receives an email series of 10 tips for using music in dementia care, as well as access to Musica’s exclusive online community, where they can connect and engage with other caregivers to share ideas, successes and challenges.