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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Singing for Memory

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

Singing for Memory is a singing session providing a friendly and stimulating social environment, bringing together people who are living with dementia and their carers.

Singing for Memory is not only an enjoyable activity; it provides a way for people to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.

These engaging activities build on the preserved memory for song and music in the brain.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Bereavement support
  • 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
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life
Amenities:
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Public transport
  • Breakout area