Music Remembers Me book

Music Remembers Me: Connection and Wellbeing in Dementia

Book Launched by KIRSTEN WILLIAMS (Associate Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra) on MAY 11th 2017

"...music is a potent force in healing and
the work now being done is having a
profound and extraordinarily telling effect."

— Richard Gill AO

Music remembers me : Connection and wellbeing in dementia brings to life the experience of people living with dementia and their interaction with music through an Australian-first project involving more than 700 aged care residents.

Author Kirsty Beilharz has woven together fascinating insights into music, our brains and dementia with practical advice on music engagement. This ground-breaking book is certain to be a vital resource for anyone supporting people living with dementia in Australia and around the world.

Could it be that the grateful smile or silent tear is saying 'I remember this music and this music remembers me? It has found me as I was and as I am, and helped me
show myself to you again.'

Music remembers me brings to life the experience of people living with dementia and their interaction with music through an Australian-first project involving more than 700 aged care residents.

While a diagnosis of dementia may be stressful and challenging, this book equips people living with dementia and those who support them with positive, meaningful ways of using music to enjoy experiences together—maximising feeling and connection.

Author Kirsty Beilharz has woven together fascinating insights into music, our brains and dementia with practical advice on using music engagement as part of daily dementia care and support.

Available from HammondCare Media, ISBN 978-0-9945461-1-1. Also available on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks

Springer Textbook of Palliative Care

Textbook of Palliative Care

Book Chapter (2018) Beilharz K. Music Engagement and Music Therapy. In: MacLeod R, Van den Block L (ed.s) Textbook of Palliative Care (Springer Cham) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31738-0_39-1, pp.1-22 08/06/2018 ISBN 978-3-319-31738-0 (Biomedical and Life Sciences).

Book Chapter (2018) Beilharz K., Poulos C., Poulos R., Fodera J., Cole A., MacLeod R. Creative Art Making in Palliative Care. In: MacLeod R., Van den Block L. (eds) Textbook of Palliative Care. (Springer, Cham) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31738-0_38-1. ISBN978-3-319-31738-0.

“Music ... is a moment-to-moment experience, a sound presence, a palpable and living force. It goes beyond words into the heart and soul”  

— Don Campbell, Music and Miracles

 

“Music" gives a Soule to the Universe
Wings to the Mind
Flight to the Imagination
And Life to Everything”

— Plato

Wellness Book

Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Book Chapter: Kirsty Beilharz, “Grace and Nurture: Connecting and Engaging through Music in Dementia Care,” in Doru Costache, Darren Cronshaw, and James R. Harrison (Ed.s),
Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9858-4) pp. 184-208.

COmputational Design Methods

Computational Design Methods and Technologies

Book Chapter: (2012) Beilharz, K. Chapter 17: ‘Information Engagement through Interactive Sonification Design’ in Gu, N. & Wang, X. (Ed.s) Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Application in CAD, CAM and CAE Education, IGI-Global, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1.ch017, pp. 299-318.

Cuttings Book

Cuttings: Urban Islands

Book Chapter: 'Sonic Islands' on sound installation and site specific audio installation and interactive media (University of Sydney Press, 2006).