16/05/2023

The Power of Music | Unpaid Carers

The Power of MusicIntroduction to Music Therapy in the Community

The Loop are delighted to offer this FREE Dementia Music Therapy Awareness Session for Unpaid Carers on Thursday 29th June 2023, in West Clandon.

This session, for those who care for a loved one, friend or neighbour, who is living with dementia, will raise awareness of the Power of Music. At the session, run by a trained music therapist, carers will be introduced to the benefits music has and will learn some basic techniques to give them the tools to use music in their day-to-day caring.

The power music has for people living with dementia cannot be underestimated. It 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. Research shows that music can 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.

There are limited places on the session.
To book a place, or for more information, contact Ingrid at The Loop.
Telephone: 01483 964638 / 07591 597403
Email: hello@theloop.org.uk

This session will take place in the morning, from 9:30 to 12:30, at the West Clandon British Legion.
Ample parking is available on site and the venue is a 5-minute walk from Clandon Station.
Refreshments will be served before and during the session.

This session is kindly funded by a grant from the Power of Music Consortium, that is made up by Music for Dementia, The National Academy of Social Prescribing, and The Utley Foundation.

📍 West Clandon British Legion
📅 Thursday 29 June
🕤 09:30 – 12:30