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New "Singing for the Brain"® group for people with dementia launches in Staffordshire Moorlands

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: June 10, 2014

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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, 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

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