“Singing for the brain” in Swindon
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 3 local Singing for the brain groups in Swindon and the surrounding area.
Details are below, but for up-to-date information on the dates and times of the sessions, contact the Alzheimer's Society - contact telephone01249 443469 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.) contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing for the Brain Swindon
St Andrews Church Centre, Raleigh Avenue, Walcot, Swindon SN3 3DZ
Singing for the Brain Swindon Freshbrook
Freshbrook Community Centre, Village Centre, Freshbrook, Swindon SN5 8LY
Singing for the Brain Malmesbury
The Actiity Zone Leisure Centre, Bremilham Road, Malmesbury SN16 0DQ