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.


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.

  • 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
  • Living well
  • Pre-diagnosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years
  • End of life
  • No Amenities