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Get involved in the RadioMe project

We're looking for people with a diagnoses of dementia, or who are showing signs of dementia, to get involved with testing and evaluating the RadioMe research project.

Become a member of our advisory panel

Since the current COVID-19 outbreak and mandatory social isolation, we are thinking about how we can use secure video and audio facilities for online discussion with those interested in participating, for example using Zoom or Skype.

If that's sparked your ideas and you're thinking about how RadioMe would work best for you or your relatives living alone, get in touch with Dr Alex Street.

We are interested in your ideas and opinions on what an interactive and personalised radio station can offer.

How you can get involved (after COVID-19)

Once the COVID-19 crisis is over we will be inviting people to participate who:

  • have a diagnosis of dementia or show signs of dementia
  • live in their own home (where the research will take place)
  • live independently (if you have some carer support you are still eligible).

What can I expect if I choose to participate?

A researcher will come and talk to you and the person who cares for you about music that you like and find relaxing.

You will receive up to six music listening sessions in your home over two weeks (no more than three in one week). In sessions a music therapist will play the music to you in different ways (live, faster, slower, quieter) to see how you respond.

You will wear a bio-bracelet (like a watch) that records your heart rate, temperature and movement whilst listening to the music and sometimes whilst doing other things in your home.

Testing the RadioMe system

We may set up the RadioMe system in your home, showing you how to use it, and interviewing you to ask what you thought of it.

The RadioMe system would be set up for two, two-month periods in your home.

If you are interested and want to know more, please get in touch with the research team.

Dr Alex Street

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