A NEW singing group for people living with dementia is being launched by Alzheimer's Society in Cheadle.
Singing for the Brain® is a programme developed by Alzheimer's Society for people with memory problems.
The Singing for the Brain® programme promotes communication through singing which can help with articulation, concentration, focus and motivation.
Specially trained facilitators deliver a varied programme of vocal, rhythmic and gentle physical exercise and dance, along with songs from different eras and styles. Sharon Wright, Services Manager for Alzheimer's Society in Staffordshire said: "Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music can sometimes still be recalled - if only for a short while.
"The sessions help people with dementia communicate improving their mood and leaving them feeling good about themselves."
For more information about attending Singing for the Brain® contact Sharon Wright 01543 255955.
As well as Singing for the Brain®, Alzheimer's Society in Staffordshire has a number of services including Peer Support Groups and one to one services.
To find out more visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation or contact West Midlands Area Office 01543 255955.
There is a Dementia Friends Session taking place on Monday, May 19, and Monday, June 23, at the Guild Hall in Tape Street, Cheadle, from 2.15pm.
To find out more about the Dementia Friends Session visit www.dementiafriends.org