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The Power of Music - why we sing along!

During our Friday Day Care session at the Starlight Rooms in Armthorpe, we always try to organise a "sing-a-long". It always brings a smile to the faces of our attendees and our Support Workers too. 

However, there is more benefit of a sing-a-long for those living with Dementia that meets the eye.

In May, the BBC reported on "The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir". The article suggests that there is growing evidence that music can improve symptoms of depression and agitation. The article goes on to say that "there is growing evidence that music can play a part in helping people with dementia live happy and fulfilled lives after they are diagnosed. To help investigate this idea, Vicky McClure's choir took part in a study run by Sebastian Crutch, a professor of neuropsychology at the Dementia Research Centre, University College London, into how music and visual arts affect people with dementia".

Listening to a particular song can evoke past memories and transport us back in time. Music and singing are often related to happy times and whilst someone living with Dementia has problems with their short-term memory, their long term memory can result in the person being able to remember all the words and tune to a song from their past.

A national campaign called Music for Dementia 2020 hopes to make some form of music available for everyone with dementia by the year 2020.

So we will keep singing!


To read the full BBC article - click HERE

Carers are at the heart of everything we do.​  We are:

Friendly and approachable

Inclusive, respecting the diversity of each other’s caring experiences

Independent in advocating for carers

Committed to working with others.

Our services include:
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For further information on how we can help and our services please contact:  
Marilyn Cockett on:
01302 770662/ 07899050622
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