IM JAHR 2014 BEWILLIGTES PROJEKT

ART for AGES – BREF 2014

Redaktion

Für den Inhalt der Angaben zeichnet die Projektleitung verantwortlich.


Kooperation

Dieses Projekt ist einer der fünf Gewinner der Jahresausschreibung 2014 «BREF – Brückenschläge mit Erfolg» – ein Kooperationsprogramm von Gebert Rüf Stiftung und Rektorenkonferenz der Fachhochschulen der Schweiz – KFH.

Projektpartner: Department of Research and Development, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (CSI); Center of Competence on Aging,
Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI); Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music | Imperial College London; Istituti Sociali Comunali di Lugano


Projektdaten

Projekt-Nr.: GRS-064/14
Förderbeitrag: CHF 294'000
Bewilligung: 06.11.2014
Dauer: 06.2015 - 11.2017
Handlungsfeld: BREF, seit 2009


AutoPlay: An objective system for the evaluation of very young children’s ludic development – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-054/16 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichEmmanuelle Rossini Laufzeit01.2017 - 12.2018

PROMO 35: Förderung des politischen Engagements von unter 35-Jährigen in der Gemeindeexekutive – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-053/16 BudgetCHF 200'000 VerantwortlichCurdin Derungs Laufzeit03.2017 - 01.2019

inklusiv: Ein Projekt zur beruflichen Integration psychisch erkrankter Jugendlicher. – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-052/16 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichAgnes von Wyl Laufzeit05.2017 - 04.2019

BEGIN – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-051/16 BudgetCHF 270'000 VerantwortlichJonathan Bennett Laufzeit04.2017 - 03.2019

Mobile Palliative Care – Entwicklung und Evaluation eines sensorbasierten Monitoringsystems zur Begleitung von Menschen am Lebensende und zur Entlastung von Angehörigen in der häuslichen Pflege – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-050/16 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichAndré Fringer Laufzeit07.2017 - 06.2019

Migration erzählen - Raccontare le migrazioni. Theaterarbeit und interkulturelle Kommunikation für Schulen – BREF 2016 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-049/16 BudgetCHF 166'000 VerantwortlichRuth Hungerbühler Savary Laufzeit02.2017 - 01.2019

Kontinenzförderung nach Schlaganfall: Entwicklung, Implementation und Evaluation einer komplexen Intervention – BREF 2015 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-065/15 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichSusi Saxer Laufzeit01.2016 - 12.2018

Kompass Verdichtung: Bauliche Verdichtungsprojekte kooperativ umsetzen – BREF 2015 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-064/15 BudgetCHF 299'000 VerantwortlichNicola Hilti Laufzeit04.2016 - 02.2018

AALiving Lab@home: Aufbau einer natürlichen Testumgebung für AAL (Ambient Assisted Living)-Innovationen in der Ostschweiz – BREF 2015 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-063/15 BudgetCHF 299'000 VerantwortlichSabina Misoch Laufzeit01.2016 - 01.2018

Nachhaltige Ablösungen in der Sozialhilfe – BREF 2015 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-062/15 BudgetCHF 250'000 VerantwortlichDaniel Iseli Laufzeit03.2016 - 09.2018

Selbstbestimmungsfähigkeit alter Menschen: Entscheidungshilfen für die KESB – BREF 2015 «Soziale Innovation»
Projekt nummerGRS-061/15 BudgetCHF 290'000 VerantwortlichMarcel Meier Kressig Laufzeit02.2016 - 01.2018

Senior Living Lab – BREF 2014
Projekt nummerGRS-067/14 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichHenk Verloo Laufzeit01.2015 - 05.2017

WIF – Wissenslandschaft Fremdplatzierung – BREF 2014
Projekt nummerGRS-066/14 BudgetCHF 298'000 VerantwortlichStefan Eberitzsch Laufzeit08.2015 - 07.2017

Social Power Project – BREF 2014
Projekt nummerGRS-065/14 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichRoman Rudel Laufzeit03.2015 - 11.2017

ART for AGES – BREF 2014
Projekt nummerGRS-064/14 BudgetCHF 294'000 VerantwortlichAaron Williamon Laufzeit06.2015 - 11.2017

Systemische Diagnostik für die Soziale Arbeit – BREF 2014
Projekt nummerGRS-063/14 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichPeter Sommerfeld Laufzeit05.2015 - 09.2017

(E-)Nudging: Verhaltensänderung durch «Anstupsen»
– BREF 2013

Projekt nummerGRS-057/13 BudgetCHF 298'000 VerantwortlichEdith Maier Laufzeit03.2014 - 09.2017

Lebensqualitätsindex für Gemeinden – BREF 2013
Projekt nummerGRS-056/13 BudgetCHF 284'000 VerantwortlichLukas Schmid Laufzeit04.2014 - 03.2016

#Schlüsselsituationen: Kasuistik-Datenbank und Online Diskurs über Best Practice in der Sozialen Arbeit – BREF 2013
Projekt nummerGRS-055/13 BudgetCHF 282'000 VerantwortlichRegula Kunz Laufzeit06.2014 - 09.2016

Unterstützung pflegender und betreuender Angehöriger älterer Menschen – BREF 2013
Projekt nummerGRS-054/13 BudgetCHF 297'000 VerantwortlichMartin Müller Laufzeit03.2014 - 09.2016

Neue Verfahren für die demokratische Stadtentwicklung – BREF 2013
Projekt nummerGRS-053/13 BudgetCHF 299'000 VerantwortlichMatthias Drilling Laufzeit04.2014 - 02.2017

ALCOVES; architecture et soins infirmiers en psychiatrie – BREF 2012
Projekt nummerGRS-053/12 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichPieter Versteegh Laufzeit04.2013 - 12.2017

INCUMENT; Innovationsprogramm für die Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit – BREF 2012
Projekt nummerGRS-052/12 BudgetCHF 293'000 VerantwortlichAnne Parpan-Blaser Laufzeit05.2013 - 11.2015

INSOCH: Die Sozialfirma als Grundstein sozialer Innovation – BREF 2012
Projekt nummerGRS-051/12 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichLuca Crivelli Laufzeit03.2013 - 10.2016

Bildungsräume der Kinder und Jugendlichen: Gemeinde als tragendes Netz – BREF 2012
Projekt nummerGRS-050/12 BudgetCHF 262'000 VerantwortlichChristian Reutlinger Laufzeit03.2013 - 12.2015

SUN Swiss Urban NeighbourWoods – BREF 2012
Projekt nummerGRS-049/12 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichBianca Baerlocher Laufzeit04.2013 - 12.2015

FabLab Neuchâtel; Co-création entreprises & HES – BREF 2011
Projekt nummerGRS-063/11 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichJérôme Mizeret Laufzeit01.2012 - 04.2015

EEROS; An Easy, Elegant, Reliable, Open and Safe Robotic Software – BREF 2011
Projekt nummerGRS-062/11 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichEinar Nielsen Laufzeit01.2012 - 07.2015

MissionFusion; Kompetenznetzwerk und integrierte Informationssysteme im Krisenfall – BREF 2011
Projekt nummerGRS-061/11 BudgetCHF 292'000 VerantwortlichThomas Jarchow-von Büren Laufzeit08.2012 - 01.2017

Competence Center for Complex Digital Forensics - BREF 2011
Projekt nummerGRS-060/11 BudgetCHF 267'000 VerantwortlichDavid Billard Laufzeit03.2012 - 10.2014

Business Incubator for the Hospitality Industry – BREF 2011
Projekt nummerGRS-059/11 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichRémi Walbaum Laufzeit04.2012 - 07.2015

Der Mittelbau an Fachhochschulen
Projekt nummerGRS-014/11 BudgetCHF 50'000 VerantwortlichMartina Zölch Laufzeit06.2011 - 04.2013

SwissSunScreen; In vitro evaluation and standardization of sunscreen products – BREF 2010
Projekt nummerGRS-044/10 BudgetCHF 299'000 VerantwortlichGeorgios Imanidis Laufzeit03.2011 - 01.2014

Simple Machine-to-Machine Communication Systems – BREF 2010
Projekt nummerGRS-043/10 BudgetCHF 290'000 VerantwortlichBertrand Hochet Laufzeit02.2011 - 06.2014

Kompetenzzentrum Wohnumfeld – BREF 2010
Projekt nummerGRS-041/10 BudgetCHF 210'000 VerantwortlichJoachim Schöffel Laufzeit03.2011 - 01.2015

Kompetenzzentrum für Künstliche Gewebe zur Wirkstoffprüfung und Medikamentenentwicklung – BREF 2010
Projekt nummerGRS-040/10 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichUrsula Graf-Hausner Laufzeit01.2011 - 05.2013

Inno_Kick; Plateforme dédiée à l’innovation pour start-up et PME/PMI – BREF 2010
Projekt nummerGRS-039/10 BudgetCHF 285'000 VerantwortlichNathalie Nyffeler Laufzeit02.2011 - 12.2013

Wissensmanagement für nachhaltige Landwirtschaft – BREF 2009
Projekt nummerGRS-043/09 BudgetCHF 294'550 VerantwortlichJan Grenz Laufzeit12.2009 - 01.2012

VIP – Voucher for Innovation Partnerships – BREF 2009
Projekt nummerGRS-042/09 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichGiorgio Travaglini Laufzeit04.2010 - 12.2013

FabLab der Hochschule Luzern – BREF 2009
Projekt nummerGRS-041/09 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichPatricia Wolf Laufzeit02.2010 - 06.2012

Innovationsförderung in Schweizer Gemeinden – BREF 2009
Projekt nummerGRS-040/09 BudgetCHF 294'000 VerantwortlichUrs Sauter Laufzeit06.2010 - 10.2012

Design-getriebene Innovationsprojekte mit KMU – BREF 2009
Projekt nummerGRS-039/09 BudgetCHF 300'000 VerantwortlichClaudia Acklin Laufzeit01.2010 - 02.2013

Diffusion «Programmatik und Entwicklung der schweizerischen Fachhochschulen»
Projekt nummerGRS-025/09 BudgetCHF 94'000 VerantwortlichKarl Jakob Weber Laufzeit10.2009 - 01.2011


Projektleitung

Prof. Dr. Aaron Williamon, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Dept. of Research and Development, Via Soldino 9, 6900 Lugano (Schweiz), aaron.notexisting@nodomain.comwilliamon@conservatorio.notexisting@nodomain.comch


Abstract

The United Nations has recently predicted that by 2050 the global population of people aged 60+ will increase from 605 million to 2 billion, with quadruple the number of people reaching 80 years of age compared with 2000. Switzerland ties with Japan for the longest life expectancy in the world at 83 years. While this is in many ways a success story in terms of health outcomes, it carries with it substantial social and economic challenges, including stress, depression, loneliness and social isolation and associated declines in health.

Consequently, new and innovative social programmes need to be established to contribute to the resilience of older adults. Art for Ages is an ambitious programme of research that is investigating the role of musical experience in enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of older adults in nursing homes in Southern Switzerland. Specifically, it explores the function of music in the lives of older adults (Phase 1) and the psychological and physiological benefits of group music making on health and wellbeing (Phase 2). In short, the research seeks to establish the efficacy of music, compared with other physically and socially engaging activities, as a way of managing key medical, social and psychological conditions prevalent among older adults.

Was ist das Besondere an diesem Projekt?

Art for Ages is the largest initiative of its kind worldwide and brings together a unique fusion of people and research methods:

- The research team represents a distinctive partnership of leading scientists, conservatoires, universities and arts/cultural organisations.
- By working directly within the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and the Royal College of Music, the project draws upon extensive networks of musicians and links with health and social care institutions for older adults, with a view to building lasting relationships and instilling a social awareness and an understanding of how to use the arts at an early stage of professional development for musicians.
- Our programme of research draws on cutting-edge research methods, including a triangulation involving both quantitative and qualitative psychological data and the testing of salivary biomarkers to assess psychobiological response and correlates of health.
- Only one study in this field so far has taken place in Switzerland (Kejr et al., 2010; see Inflammation Research, vol. 59, pp. 217-218). The majority of other studies have been based in research centres in the UK, US and Asia. Art for Ages increases the presence of Swiss research in what is very much a growing area of international interest.

Overall, Art for Ages aims to provide a sustainable model of community music interventions to be implemented in Southern Switzerland and eventually further afield.

Stand/Resultate

Art for Ages investigated the role of musical experience in enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of older adults in nursing homes in Southern Switzerland. Specifically, we explored the function of music in the lives of older adults (Phase 1) and the benefits of group music making on their health and wellbeing (Phase 2). In short, the research has examined the efficacy of music, compared with other physically and socially engaging activities, as a way of managing key medical, social and psychological conditions
prevalent among older adults.

Phase 1
We found that many nursing home residents attended concerts, with 52.3% reporting going to one and 29.1% reporting going more than three times within the past year. This was only a marginal drop from the average annual attendance reported by residents before they moved into the nursing home, when 53.1% reported attending one each year and 34.6% reported attending more than three times per year. Comparing this with other activities, only 22.1% of residents had been to a museum or gallery within the past year, and only 8.2% had been to the theatre or cinema. This was a clear decrease from their activities before entering the nursing home, when 50% reported visiting museums per year and 52.4% attended the theatre or cinema per year. Our results suggests that music is an activity that remains of interest and relevance to nursing home residents in Southern Switzerland, even once other leisure activities decrease.
When reflecting on the benefits of music, 72.4% of residents reported that music triggered strong memories, 82.0% reported that it helped them feel more relaxed, 82.7% reported that it could be used to change their mood, and 79.3% reported that it helped them to feel less lonely. When asked whether they wished to have more music activities in their nursing homes, only 1.1% said “no”, 36.8% felt the current provision was adequate, and 3.4% reported not being well enough to engage. The remaining 58.7% asked for more music activities to be available. The most popular activity requested was for opportunities to listen to music (especially to live music), requested by 54.8% of residents, and opportunities to sing and play, requested by 30.8%.

Phase 2
Given the clear demand for more music, Phase 2 gave five participating nursing homes the opportunity to provide additional 10-week music programmes involving both group drumming and singing, alongside listening to performances of music. Compared with groups taking part in other 10-week programmes (reading, tombola or gym), we found a significant increase in self-reported “vitality” for the music groups. This improvement was not correlated with baseline musical listening or singing habits, or attitudes towards music, suggesting that benefits were felt by participants regardless of prior musical experience. There was also evidence that people with the lowest levels of vitality at the start of the 10-week programmes experienced the greatest improvement, which suggests that those most in need benefitted the most. Vitality is an important health construct, and in our study and others, it has been shown to correlate with other key health indicators and with lower levels of reported loneliness and depression.
As our study involved only a select number of nursing homes, the full impact of music and music-related activities on health among older adults across Switzerland remains to be investigated. Nevertheless, Art for Ages has highlighted several promising avenues through which older adults (and their carers) can use music to enhance health and wellbeing.

Medienecho

Print media
«Note per anima e corpo – Art for Ages, uno studio che esplora i benefici della musica sulla salute delle persone anziane», in La Regione Ticino (January 2016).
«Progetto del mese – Art for Ages, intervista ad Aaron Williamon», in Click In (January 2016).

Radio
«Why music? Live from Wellcome Collection», BBC Radio 3 (September 2015).
«New generation thinkers 2017», BBC Radio 3 (April 2017).
«Music is not a luxury, but a necessity», BBC Radio 3 (May 2017).

Links

Project «Art for ages»

Am Projekt beteiligte Personen

Principal investigator
Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science, Department of Research and Development, CSI, Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Imperial College London

Co-investigators
Paola Di Giulio, Professor of Nursing Department of Health Sciences, SUPSI
Stefano Cavalli, Head of the Center of Competence on Aging (CCA) Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, SUPSI
Hubert Eiholzer, Vice-Director and Head of Research Department of Research and Development, CSI

Research associates
Paolo Paolantonio, Department of Research and Development, CSI
Daisy Fancourt, Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, Imperial College London

Letzte Aktualisierung dieser Projektdarstellung

01.11.2017