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Teatime Tunes daily singalong song

Hi everyone!
Each day at 3pm you'll find a new dementia-friendly singalong song, and a bit of silliness, on my Youtube channel.
Access any time after 3pm to fit in with your own routine.
All previous videos are available any time in the Teatime Tunes playlist.

It's 5 to 10 minutes, and is designed to feel like we're in the same room.
I do songs that have proven popular with my dementia music groups over the years.
I take requests -- just message me or comment!
Lyrics are provided in the description section.
I have a little snack and a drink to encourage those behaviours.
I tell a silly joke each time.
I change small things about the visuals so it's familiar but can also keep people on their toes.



I lead music sessions for people with dementia/ learning difficulties, and their carers.
It's what I've been doing for a living since 2012 -- I've done perhaps 2500 sessions.
I have about 2000 songs in my repertoire, so there's something for everybody! :-)

The 'Teatime Tunes' daily dementia-friendly singalong song playlist is on YouTube here:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_ykNPwiA6X7uy8_m-BhsIkExKso6adZ5

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:
  • No Amenities