The role of music in the elderly and its effect on emotional well-being

The role of music in the elderly and its effect on emotional well-being
Supervisor: Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, University of Barcelona
 
Musical activities, such as listening, singing or playing, are common leisure activities that contribute to well-being as satisfy various psychosocial needs. The role of music changes across the lifespan, meaning there is potential for meaningful impact of using music in the context of well-being amongst older populations. This project aims to investigate the role of music in everyday life and its effects on emotional well-being in older people across Europe.
 
Ms Jennifer Grau-Sánchez is currently doing a PhD at the University of Barcelona in Spain. Her work is on the use of Music-Supported Therapy in the motor rehabilitation of stroke patients. She is interested in the development and validation of therapies aimed to promote autonomy and increase participation in neurological patients and older adults.