Real Stories

Moving Minds – dance project for people affected by dementia

Moving Minds – dance project for people affected by dementia

Elaine Harvey, founder of Moving Minds dance project shares her insight into the therapeutic power of music through movement. Holding brightly coloured scarves that trace and extend her movement, Margaret […]

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Hazel’s dementia story

Hazel’s dementia story

“Dementia took away my husband’s ability to speak; Music Makes Us! helped us reconnect” Hazel’s husband Robert, 92, was diagnosed with vascular dementia with Lewy bodies in December 2018 following […]

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MHA

MHA

MHA putting music at the heart of resident care As one of the largest employers of music therapists in dementia care, weekly individual and group music therapy sessions are provided […]

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Dementia Disco

Dementia Disco

Dementia Disco uses music and dance to boost mood and offers a ‘proper night out’ At Stockport-based Dementia Disco, members can choose the music they want to listen to.  Music […]

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Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata on using music to build community in areas with high levels of poverty and deprivation One of our Paul & Nick Harvey Fund grantees, Manchester Camerata orchestra was […]

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Singing for memory with “darts”

Singing for memory with “darts”

Doncaster Community Arts (darts) hold regular Singing for Memory groups, usually on Monday afternoons. Using the power of song, friendship, tea and conversation to connect people with dementia and their […]

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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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