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Singing for the Brain

What is Singing for the Brain?

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Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer's Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.

Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.

Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.

Singing for the Brain was recently featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary looking into the emotional significance of Handel's Hallelujah Chrous, which is available to listen to now.

Take a look at our Singing for the Brain video

See full transcript for this video

Other activities

If you don't want to or cannot sing there are other activities you can do. Keeping active in any way is good for you. For more ideas please see: