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Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain is a stimulating group activity for people in the early to moderate stages of dementia and their carers.

Singing can help with general well-being and confidence.

Singers meet others with similar experiences in a relaxed setting and can join in a variety of songs as much or as little as they want.

The groups are run by friendly staff and volunteers, and are led by a member of the Music Centre staff who is a trained Singing for the Brain leader.

How can the sessions help?

People with dementia may find that music encourages them to express positive feelings and emotions.

Well-known songs can evoke memories, and people with dementia who have communication difficulties may find that the music helps to enhance their communication.

The group will encourage movement through hand percussion and actions along to the music.

Through coming along to the sessions, people with dementia and their carers can strengthen existing relationships, share experiences and find support.

Who is it for?

People with dementia and their carers

Where?

Oldham Music Centre
The Lyceum Building
Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1QG

When?

Wednesday: 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

Fees

Free to people with dementia and their carers.

Join

Contact the Music Service:

Phone: 0161 770 5660
Email: musicservice@oldham.gov.uk