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Herts Musical Memories

(Hertfordshire)

Herts Musical Memories runs 12 singing for memory groups that take place in halls and community centres for people with dementia and their carers. The combination of breathing and vocal exercises increase oxygen in the blood stimulating the brain and help people with dementia reconnect with their memories.

Our goals:

  • To provide a professional singing for memory leader, who understands the needs of people with dementia and can deliver music sessions that help people with dementia maintain their vocal skills, cognitive skills and their co-ordination skills.
  • Keeping people with dementia living independently for as long as possible and providing a network of support for their carers, increasing both the carers and the person with dementia's sense of health and well being through the use of music and song.
  • Providing a safe and supportive environment in the community for people with dementia and their carers enabling them to enjoy some quality time together and enable them to meet other people in similar situations and help them create a support network
£10k project Currently ranked 1 in Active Living

How we will achieve our goals

A community award would be a tremendous help enabling us to pay for one leader for a year. Herts Musical Memories has only recently taken on the 12 music groups that were originally run by the Alzheimer’s society. This would give us time to implement our three year fundraising plan safe in the knowledge our clients sessions will be supported.

Where the money will go

Sadly more and more people are being affected by dementia. Getting a diagnosis can leave people feeling isolated and depressed. Attending Herts Musical Memory sessions, that are deliberately placed in the community, encourages people to stay active in the community and helps them feel they have are not written off still have place in society.

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