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Singing to help in Alzheimers battle
6:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Local News
DEMENTIA sufferers are being encouraged to sing their way to a better memory.
The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a “Singing for the Brain” and “Dementia Cafe” group for sufferers living in Hadleigh.
Singing for the Brain is a programme developed by music specialists to helppeople with memory problems and has been specifically created for people with dementia and their carers.
Paul Dunnery, Alzheimer's Society area manager, said: “Singing for the Brain provides an opportunity to build friendships, gain support and share experiences with people who understand the issues surrounding living with dementia. It’s also great fun and uplifting for everyone who takes part.
“We know that it promotes communication through singing which can help with articulation, concentration, focus and motivation.
“We have specially trained facilitators who deliveravaried programme of vocal, rhythmic and gentle physical exercise and dance along with songs from different eras and styles to match everyone’s tastes.”
The sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of every month from 2pm until 4pm at Hadleigh Old Fire Station in the High Street.
The groups will provide people with dementia and carers with a relaxed and informal environment to talk about the challenges of living with dementia.
The groups also hear from a variety of guest speakers, including health and social care professionals. Anyone interested in joining
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