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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Kirrie's Singing

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

KIRRIE CINNECTIONS WILL BE PROVIDING ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE SEE ONLINE EVENT FOR DETAILS.

Kirrie's Singing is an inclusive community singing group with a focus on supporting people living with dementia and unpaid carers of people with dementia.

It is run by veteran folk musician and ethnologist Christine Kydd. As well as choir work the group writes new original songs. The group is free and new members are always welcome.

Benefits:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Reduces loneliness
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Involves carers
  • Bereavement support
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Public transport
  • Breakout area
  • Hearing Loop System