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Music for the Mind - Lockeridge

Alzheimer's Support has 11 singing groups across Wiltshire. All are led by professional singing teachers who are trained in dementia awareness and supported by teams of dedicated volunteers.

Music for the Mind builds on the fact that people with dementia can recall words of songs and melodies after other memories have faded. Through the music, confidence, mood and self- esteem are boosted. Our groups are friendly and inclusive, and we have plenty of laughter along the way.

The groups are designed for the person with dementia and a family carer to attend together, although people can also come on their own or with a support worker. You do not have to be a good singer to take part!

Please note most groups meet weekly during term time BUT Chippenham, Corsham, Mildenhall and Malmesbury groups meet fortnightly.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Enhancing spiritual activity
  • Self expression
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Motivation
  • Physical engagement
  • Social connections – supporting relationships
  • Maintenance or development of identity and self
  • Facilitating communication
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
Phases:
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
Amenities:
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Public transport