Real Stories

A musician in the house

A musician in the house

Residents of a Pendine Park care home in North Wales have been fortunate enough to experience live music throughout the last year, thanks to their Musician in Residence, Nia Davies […]

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The music plays on every day

The music plays on every day

Barbara Buchanan is an Activities Co-ordinator with a passionate belief that music makes a significant contribution to the lives of people living with dementia. She’s seen it daily in her […]

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Keeping communities singing

Keeping communities singing

Meet June & Hayley, mother and daughter who have been part of the Forget-me-not Chorus Cardiff North choir for many years. Pre-pandemic Forget-me-not Chorus (FMNC) ran choirs throughout Wales in […]

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New housemate tunes in

New housemate tunes in

An innovative answer to the loneliness and confusion of living on her own with dementia enabled Jane to enjoy stimulating company and a new friendship while sharing her love of […]

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Whistle a happy tune

Whistle a happy tune

“Paul has whistled and sung to pop tunes all his life,” says Hillary Knowles of her husband and partner of 26 years. “If he was happy, he whistled and sang. […]

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Doing Dementia Differently intergenerational choir

Doing Dementia Differently intergenerational choir

Since 2017, Stockport EDUCATE dementia group and students from Stockport School have come together in song, and they are still managing to rehearse in lockdown. EDUCATE (Early Dementia Users Co-operative […]

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A little therapeutic music and laughter with your hair-do?

A little therapeutic music and laughter with your hair-do?

“You are ever so lovely, but you’re completely bonkers!” This remark, from one of Denise Carr’s regular customers, delights her. Denise sees herself as much, much more than a hairdresser, […]

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Manchester couple say virtual singing sessions have lifted their spirits during lockdown

Manchester couple say virtual singing sessions have lifted their spirits during lockdown

75-year old Diana Marks is one of the many unpaid carers in the UK who has been using music as a way to alleviate stress and keep spirits high throughout […]

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Music for the Mind – Phyllis’s story

Music for the Mind – Phyllis’s story

Alzheimer’s Support “There are always lots of laughs. When you’re singing and doing the exercises you suddenly realise that this thing you have may be awful, but you can still carry […]

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