If you are a provider of music services, you may have moved online to give live or ‘virtual’ performances. Please get in touch so your event can be added to our Musical Map.
Whatever you are offering, if it’s suitable for people living with dementia to join in, then we want to know about it. Now, more than ever, we need to keep the music going.
We already have many virtual events listed and the map is being updated regularly to show new activities such as:
- Together in Sound music therapy
- London Symphony Orchestra concerts
- All in Sound interactive singing sessions
Plus much more!
Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, commented: “With the sudden end to our live concert schedule at the Barbican and overseas, the musicians and support teams at the LSO have worked incredibly swiftly to launch a full programme of free archive concerts. We have had a fantastic response, from across the world. We hope that all our audiences experience the joy of music at this difficult time.
“We know from the London Symphony Orchestra’s regular work with those living with dementia that music has the most extraordinary positive affect on many.”
Claire Molyneux, Music Therapist at Together in Sound, said: “I witness first hand the positive impact music has on people living with dementia. For many people I work with, coming to our group music therapy sessions is the highlight of their week. Moving the sessions online has allowed people to sing from the comfort of their home during a time when they might be feeling particularly isolated.”
Grace Meadows added: “We’re facing unprecedented times, and for those living with dementia, it will be particularly unsettling and distressing. While the attention is on looking after people’s health, what we mustn’t forget is how the experience of social isolation can have on people’s mental health and overall wellbeing.
“The decline in people’s wellbeing is already being noted, attributed to the lack of engagement with their normal music activities or music therapy sessions.
“At this time of crisis people are experiencing increased social isolation, particularly those living with dementia and their carers. More than ever we need to connect with them through the power of music.”