Our Ruth Helps People with Fading Memories - and so can you!
So how does singing help?
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.
Ruth Martin our chief publicist, shares her love of singing with two 'Singing for the Brain' groups here in Milton Keynes.
'Singing for the Brain' is an Alzheimer's Society initiative to support people living with mild or moderate dementia and their carers; the groups meet on Monday mornings or afternoons, once a fortnight. The sessions are relaxed and fun, with a varied programme of vocal warm-up exercises and a wide selection of well-known songs from all eras. Ruth is joined by her fellow leader Sue Binnie, with Pete Simpson on keyboard.
Wolverton G&S Society donates free tickets for members of the two ‘Singing for the Brain’ groups to attend our main show; they are much appreciated by everyone and some members also buy tickets to support our other shows.
Anyone interested in coming along should contact Vicky at Alzheimer's Society on 01908 232612; we've currently got spaces in the morning group.