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Abberton Manor

  • Colchester
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Astley Hall

  • Stourport-on-Severn
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  • Hereford
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Nowton Court

  • Bury St Edmunds
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  • Worcestershire
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The Lawns

  • Worcester
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West Eaton

  • Leominster
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At Summerdyne, as part of our dementia care, we take part with Singing for the Brain.

This is a fantastic service, which is provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. It brings people with dementia and their carers together, in a fun and supportive group, to sing.  It is held at the Wribbenhall Community Centre on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Our residents love taking part and we often incorporate a lunch out with our sessions at Singing for the Brain. As a result, it is a fantastic excursion.

Our group leader at Wribbenhall is Ruby Swift. She always starts each singing session with a welcome song to introduce everyone. She is so enthusiastic and provides instruments and props for the group. Each session is themed, so participants can bring in items relating to that theme. We are currently enjoying a huge repertoire of Christmas carols and hits. We take time to reminisce and sing songs from war time, songs from the musicals and many other classics. Also we incorporate lots of exercises and actions into the songs, which all help with the recall of the lyrics.

Why singing for the brain?

The brain has a great capability of remembering music and song. Therefore, even when other memories may be harder to retrieve, music is easy to recall. Hidden in the fun are activities and actions to help with this memory recall.

Great friendships have been forged through this group.  Everyone is incredibly supportive of each other and we always share coffee and cake at the end and enjoy this socialising as much as the singing.

Join us!

If you are a carer and know someone with dementia who you feel may benefit from and enjoy our uplifting Singing for the Brain group at Wribbenhall, please do spread the word. You can just drop into each session and we always welcome new faces.

Ruby Swift leading our singing for the brain group

Ruby Swift leading our singing for the brain group

Our residents singing for the brain

Our residents enjoying the session