Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer's Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.
Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.
Singing for the Brain was recently featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary looking into the emotional significance of Handel's Hallelujah Chrous, which is available to listen to now.
Wells Singing for the Brain meets at the Seager Hall, Union Street on the second Monday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00.
Please contact Amy Watkins on 07525404274 or 01935 473597 for more details. Alternatively, contact the main office on 01458 251541 (Monday - Friday 9:00 to 5:00) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.