Silent Disco Headphones
Music is so widely available and inexpensive in the modern world; it is a common option for stress reduction, comfort and enjoyment. Silent disco headphones are used among young people; however, no study has yet investigated whether it is feasible to use these headphones to support mental health and well-being among older people with dementia in long term care homes.
The study’s main objective is to explore whether music delivered by Silent Disco Headphones was feasible and acceptable to a sample of residents in long term care sites.
We are currently in the process of designing the project, where we will implement an ethnographic design in data collection. This includes data collection via conversational interviews, observations with video recordings, and focus groups with the staff members and residents
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Our Silent Disco Headphones team worked together with patient partners as co-researchers, gaining their valuable input throughout the whole study.
Team members: Lillian Hung, Kevin Dahl, Gail Peake, Luka Poljak, Lily Wong, Jim Mann, Michael Wilkins-Ho, Habib Chaudhury. See our ‘About Us’ page to learn more about our lab members.