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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Music & Memories

Join Music in Hospitals & Care for Music & Memories, interactive sessions to support those living with dementia in care homes, dementia units and in the community.

Sessions are broadcast via YouTube and attendees are welcomed to share song requests and any stories or memories for the musicians to respond to and personalise the session. You can do this when registering on Music in Hospitals & Care’s website and there will also be the opportunity to send messages during the concert via the live chat function.

Usual time is 2pm with additional concerts at 11am on some weeks, please check Music in Hospitals & Care’s website for more details.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • 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
  • Post diagnosis – later years
Amenities:
  • No Amenities