All our programmes at Breathe Arts Health Research are backed up by robust research and are planned and delivered by a team of passionate and knowledgeable people. Every role across the company is varied, we would like to give you a snapshot into the daily working lives of our amazing team. This blog is the first of a series of interviews that will introduce you to the people behind our programmes at Breathe. Lorna was interviewed by Lilli Murdoch, Digital Comms Officer for Breathe.
Lorna’s interest in arts and health began when she was in her teens. She volunteered at a residential home working with people with dementia and held a film night each week. Lorna had read that music could have a positive impact on people with dementia, so decided to play musicals from across the decades. At the home the severity of dementia varied, some people couldn’t remember their own name, or where they were. However, Lorna told me that amazingly the residents would sing along to the musicals each week, and they would remember the music and lyrics.