A maluable organ designed to enrich relationships in carers with family members tackling alzheimer’s disease.
Communication with patients of dementia and their family members can be extremely difficult. Music is still, to this day, a huge tool in easing stress in those who suffer from dementia:
in this case study with the Design Academy Eindhoven, edible and scented play-dough was created as a tangible and malleable object to build, fill in the voids and create musical connections. Once attached to the 'canvas keyboard' a note can be played to mimic an organ.
'We know that the auditory system of the brain is the first to fully function at 16 weeks, which means that you are musically receptive long before anything else. So it’s a case of first in, last out when it comes to a dementia-type breakdown of memory.' 'ageuk'