Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. We also do fun vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and well-being.

SftB uses singing to bring people with dementia together in a stimulating, fun, friendly and safe environment. It’s collaborative and uniting – just as music is itself – bringing people together, improving brain activity, well-being and mood.

What lies at the heart of each session, is a sense of joy, calm and fun. It can help build new friendships, retain or learn new skills and boost confidence, helping someone to feel more positive and supported.

Music plays a key role in our identity and culture, and has an amazing effect on the mind. Whether it’s listening, singing, or moving to the rhythm, each session creates powerful connections. Through fun vocal warms ups, and a variety of familiar and new songs, the music accesses and activates different parts of the brain. This has the ability to move us emotionally, express feelings and incredibly, recall past memories too. You only have to see people’s faces to observe the special moments that form between loved ones.

Click here to find Your guide to Singing for the Brain from Alzheimer’s Society who are providing free training and materials to groups, organisations and individuals to create their own groups.