Project Title: Exploring music listening
for older adults’ well-being
Dr Amanda Krause, Responsible Researcher, krausea[at]unimelb.edu.au
Prof Jane Davidson, Co-Researcher, j.davidson[at]unimelb.edu.au
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Aims and Objectives
This research aims to understand what elements of music listening specifically reduce loneliness and depression to promote well-being in older individuals living in aged care facilities. It investigates two music listening methods specifically designed to promote aged care home residents’ well-being: reminiscence-based radio programming aimed at the target age but of a generalised nature and personalised iPod playlists designed to provide highly individualised listening experiences.
Ethics Information: The University of Melbourne Approval Number: 1851094.1
Phase 1 (In-depth interviews with individuals)
Phase 2 (A 6-month trial)
A summary of the project findings will be posted on this project webpage when available.