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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Becky Dowson

This is an ONLINE (on Zoom) research study of singing in dementia, funded by The Alzheimer's Society and running in March-June, 2021. Anyone with dementia in England is eligible to participate together with a carer. You will need to contact us to enrol in the study. Then you will attend 10 sessions of 60 minutes on Mondays at 1.30-3.30 pm. The sessions are led by Songtime CIC, and they include conversation and warm-up exercises as well as singing familiar songs.

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