Tel no: 0141 211 6647/6645
Contact: John Lavery – Rec. Nurse
Date: Tue 16 Dec
Time: 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm
510 Crookston Road
GLASGOW G53 7TU
About the concert: This was a large room and required the PA system. It was a mixture of ages from 18 till 65 and was made up of day patients and people that were living their full time.
Verbal content and clarity: The patients were all very verbal and really interacted with the music.
Vocalization of residents: Lots of singing and suggestion on what to play which caught me out a few times
Eye Contact: Plenty of eye contact. Verbal nods of approval as well.
Facial Expressions: Lots of smiles and gazing, which indicated they were fully engaged.
Body Posture: The body posture was positive. Sitting forward and waving arms smiling at each other.
Movement: There was dancing from a few of the clients. One of the great things about today was some of the staff getting involved with the music when they came up to sing and I backed them up.
On-going evaluation: A great concert with great people. The organiser was first class and it was interesting to hear their views on what music does for people. It was also good to hear the concerns about the funding that is available for this kind of complementary therapy. The staffs feels there isn’t enough funds put aside for it. I was even told about the suggestion from another department that the funding could be used to buy or spend on other things. This really shows the need for people like myself to be keeping a diary or writing publications to show the administrators of funds how beneficial it can be.