This informal group, which alternates weekly with the Sunflower Cafe, is a valuable social event for those living with dementia and their carers.
The morning begins at 10.30am with a chance to catch up over a cup of coffee. We are then led in a sing-along which is a great opportunity to share memories and a love of songs of all styles, singing or clapping along in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Music, and singing in particular, has been shown to boost brain activity and therefore plays an important part in slowing the progress of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society lists five examples of the power of music:
- Music evokes emotions that bring memories.
- Musical aptitude and appreciation are two of the last remaining abilities in dementia patients.
- Music can bring emotional and physical closeness.
- Singing is engaging.
- Music can shift mood, manage stress and stimulate positive interactions.
Singing for the Mind is a part of Right at Home GF’s ambition to enable people living with dementia to continue enjoying life in the community.
Title: Singing for the Mind
When: 10.30am alternate Wednesdays
Where: United Reformed Church, Portsmouth Road,Guildford GU2 4BS
Tickets: £5 to include refreshments; carers attend free of charge
Queries: Call us on 01483 662400