Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.

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Musical Memories

PLEASE NOTE WHILST THE CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE ALL IN PERSON EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Every two weeks we have a musical memories reminiscence session at Elderberries Day Opportunities in Woodford Green, Essex. This is a live music session performed by a musician to help people with dementia reminisce.

The drop-in session is open to all, including the public and takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Musical instruments are also available for participants to join in if they would like to.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Physical engagement
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life
Amenities:
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access