A new singing group to help people living with dementia is being launched by the Alzheimer’s Society in Sleaford later this month.
“Singing for the Brain” is a programme developed by music specialists to help people with memory problems and has been specifically created for people with dementia and their carers to help to sustain mental and psychological well-being. This is achieved through stimulating and challenging singing and gentle physical activity – much more than just a sing-along, explain organisers.
The new group will meet for the first time at Ashfield Lodge, Ashfield Road, Sleaford (NG34 7DZ) on Wednesday October 21 from 1.30pm - 3pm and then on the third Wednesday of the month. It is free to attend and is funded by the Dementia Support Network grant.
Nasim Minhas from Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire said: “Singing for the Brain provides an opportunity to build friendships, gain support and share experiences with people who understand the issues surrounding living with dementia. It’s also great fun and uplifting for everyone who takes part.
“We know that it promotes communication through singing which can help with articulation, concentration, focus and motivation. We have specially trained facilitators who deliver a varied programme of vocal, rhythmic and gentle physical exercise and dance along with songs from different eras and styles to match everyone’s tastes.”
Accordin to the Society, there are currently more than 11,000 people living with dementia in Lincolnshire.
For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Society on 01522 692681.