The workshops will be co-run by Vicky, a professional who works with people with dementia, and Krystina, a highly qualified Speech and Language therapist.
The 12 week workshops are absolutely free, and both people with dementia and carers are welcome to join in these fun, relaxed sessions. Not to worry – no singing experience is necessary!
The aim of the sessions is to develop communication abilities and boost confidence. This is also a good opportunity to engage in a socially inclusive vital therapy, which many individuals do not currently have access to.
The Speech & Language therapist will teach various exercises to strengthen the muscles in the mouth, and can give one-on-one feedback throughout the course of the workshops should participants have any specific needs. The professional singer will present and train songs that participants know (suggestions are welcome!), to encourage group singing and try to provoke warm memories.