03/05/2023

Music Memories | Dementia Action Week

To mark Dementia Action Week (15th – 21st May 2023) there will be a special open session of Music Memories, The Loop’s weekly music therapy group for people living with dementia in the community.

Come along and discover the Power of Music on Tuesday 16th May!

Dementia Action Week, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, is an awareness week to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year’s theme is diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging those who are concerned they or a loved one may be experiencing signs of dementia to seek support and guidance.

Music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life for people living with dementia, and their carers. Music has the power to bring people together in the here and now, providing a way to reconnect with memories again, musical moments to share with loved ones, friends and carers. Music can also help reduce some of the distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety. Music therapy engages healthy parts of the brain to address many of these symptoms and some of the knock-on effects of dementia, such as loss of confidence and self-worth, low mood and feelings of frustration, irritability, isolation and confusion.

Music Memories takes place on Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30, at The Canterbury Church Rooms, St Martin’s Church, East Horsley. The sessions are free.

Music Memories is run by The Loop with a professionally qualified music therapist, thanks to fundraising by Sian and Joe, at The Duke of Wellington, and the generous support of the local community.

Come and find out more, and join in if wish, at our open session.

📍 The Canterbury Church Rooms, St Martin’s Church – East Horsley
📅 Tuesday 16th May
🕤 10:30 – 12:30