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Music is powerful for all of us, but no moreso than for those living with dementia. Music can help people reconnect and access memory. And of course they, and their carers, often exclude themselves from public concerts for fear of causing a disturbance. These concerts are dementia-friendly, so people can relax - and include both top quality professional performers AND audience participation at the end. All of this set within the context of a warm welcome and afterwards a generous afternoon tea & cakes/sandwiches - with volunteers both to serve and to sit and talk. This project is one of a series of social programmes we are setting up. This one is in partnership with Songhaven.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Dementia is a growing problem - and it is challenging both for those living with it and those whose loved-ones are affected. This is such a simple but highly effective way of offering support: entertainment, socialisation, space and networking - and is as energising for those who sing, play and volunteer as it is for those who attend. It is a win-win!
Steps to get it done:
About the space
City of Westminster