Project Title: Exploring music listening 
for older adults’ well-being

Dr Amanda Krause, Responsible Researcher, krausea[at]
Prof Jane Davidson, Co-Researcher, j.davidson[at]
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

Project components
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.