Singing for the brain
Posted on May 1, 2012 by Milkwood Admin
‘Singing for the brain Just singing for the brain What a glorious feeling, I am happy again!’
Oh, how true these words are. We at Chatterwood take two residents every second Monday to two hours of ‘Singing for the brain’ in Grayswood, which is run by the Alzheimer’s Society.
About 15 people regularly attend this group with either their carer or husband or wife and everyone has got to know each other. The volunteers at the club are friendly and caring and everyone is greeted with tea and biscuits and a general chit chat. Phillipa plays the piano and sings and all the visitors are encouraged to sing along and play musical instruments.
Daisy Oldman, a resident of Chatterwood, is a regular visitor and although she finds it difficult to talk due to illness, Daisy sings every word to every song. To see Daisy singing, smiling and laughing proves singing for the brain is totally beneficial for people with dementia.