‘Singing for the brain’ in Gloucestershire
Music has the ability to capture emotion and stimulate the brain like few other mediums. And because the part of the brain that governs our response to music is one of the last to be affected by dementia, the power of music and song to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be profound.
Singing for the brain is an initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society based on the principles of music therapy. The aim is to bring people with dementia and their carers together to sing in a fun, friendly and stimulating environment where they can express themselves and socialise with others in a supportive group.
In the video clip below, Chreanne Montgomery-Smith,one of the founders of Singing for the Brain, explains more about how the sessions are run, while several participants talk about the enjoyment and feeling of wellbeing they experience from attending the sessions.
If you fancy giving it a go, there are 2 local Singing for the brain groups in the Stroud area.
Details are below, but for further information contact Jane Fraser-Hook at Alzheimer's Society - Gloucestershire Office , weekdays 01452-525222
Stonehouse Singing for the Brain
St Josephs Church Hall, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse GL10 2DG
Normally every 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the month from 2pm to 3:30pm
Gloucester Singing for the Brain
Hucclecote Rugby Football Club, Churchdown Lane, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3QH
Normally every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30am to 12:30pm