Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music

Music for the Mind – Singing Improving Week By Week

Another great Music for the Mind session this afternoon. Our group are doing really well and their singing is definitely improving each time we meet. Today we had a whole lot of fun doing The Grand Old Duke Of York with actions!!

A big thank you Gill Cain, Rachel Liddell, Zoe Lyons and Wendy Allan for all your help and support in making this another fun musical afternoon 😘😘

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Music for the Mind Sessions Positively Effecting Those With Dementia

Even though the flu bug and icy conditions outside kept some regulars away, our Music for the Mind sessions are continuing to produce better and better results. This week we had two soloists and saw a severely disabled resident clapping. Absolutely heart warming. Just love these sessions and everyone who takes part. A big thank you to everyone who is helping to make them such a success.

 

 

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Favourite Songs Will Help You Beat Dementia

It is most encouraging to read a Daily Express online article today, endorsing the benefits that singing and listening to our favourite songs brings to those living with dementia.

Our fortnightly “Music for the Mind” sessions at the Beaumont, Stamford Bridge  are already bringing health benefits to those attending our group since September 2017, including improved mood, increased confidence and self esteem. It was so rewarding at our last session to witness an elderly lady who had previously been quite withdrawn sing to the whole group on her own.

 

 

Alzheimers & Dementia, Motivational Music, Ruth Singing

Music for the Mind – 22 January 2018 – Stamford Bridge YO41 1AJ

Our next Music for the Mind session will take on Monday 22nd January 2018 between 1.30 – 3.00pm in Stamford Bridge YO41 1AJ.

Please share to anyone you know living in Stamford Bridge; The Cattons; Wilberfoss; Sutton upon Derwent; Newton upon Derwent; Barmby Moor; Pocklington and its’ surrounding villages who cares for someone living with dementia at home. We’d love you to come and join our Music for the Mind group. Our sessions provide a chance to sing and make music in a safe and friendly environment.

Motivational Music

Inspirational – Tang Hall SMART CIC York

Today, I was inspired having watched a couple of You Tube videos created by an organisation called Tang Hall SMART CIC, www.tanghallsmart.com The group are doing tremendous work delivering music clubs and classes to the community of York, reaching out to those living with depression, low self esteem, disability, addiction, homelessness and learning difficulties.

I was particularly inspired by watching Sin Bad, a homeless man perform his own song “A Dying Man Lies Homeless” and hearing of the positive benefits he has experienced through “Musication” http://www.tanghallsmart.com/musication-record-label – fully funded part time courses run by the organisation. You can hear Sin Bad tell his story and sing his song in this video.

Open days and a chance to register on a “Musication” course will take place between 1.30 and 4.30pm on 19th and 26th January 2018. The first session will take place on 2nd February 2018. For further details call Sue on 07725 997342

Alzheimers & Dementia, Care Homes, Motivational Music

Music for the Mind – Rocking New Year Start

Our first Music for the Mind session after Christmas got off to a rocking good start with some great singing and saw Gill and Bryan dancing away any remaining Christmas excesses to “At the Hop.”

Another special highlight this week was when one of our regular group members sang Edelweiss unprompted from memory on her own.

We’ve got a lovely group of people who attend our Music for the Mind sessions each alternate Monday afternoon and it’s really encouraging seeing them joining in, enjoying themselves and returning week after week.