Our Singing for Memory group runs on Monday afternoons at The Point, home of darts. We use the power of song, friendship, tea and conversation to connect people with dementia and their carers with others. The group provides a regular, safe space for people to have fun, sing familiar songs and create new ones.
- While physical sessions are on hold, we have created Singing for Memory at Home videos, which have been created for adults living with dementia, their families and carers so they can enjoy making music at home.
Professional musicians facilitate the sessions; their expert approach is different to other dementia services because of their person-centred and flexible approach and sessions are designed to gently challenge participants.
Participants are those at early (mild) stage and middle (moderate) stage of dementia, those with Young Onset dementia (diagnosed between 30-64 years) and those with caring responsibility: family/friends. The group is also open to people with memory problems who are in the early stages of being seen by their GP. We also welcome those whose partners have passed away to continue attending as this can be a lifeline.