Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. We also do fun vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and well-being.

Coronavirus pandemic – Singing for the Brain online or by phone

Last updated 22 May 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are sadly unable to come together end enjoy our singing sessions in person. So, we are offering a virtual Singing for the Brain service -  either over the internet using Zoom or over the phone (Ring and Sing).

If you’re already part of a group, please contact your local Singing for the Brain leader or group co-ordinator for more details.

If you are not a group member or do not have contact details, you can search our dementia directory by adding your location and searching activities and social groups. If you can’t find a local service please call our support line on 0333 150 3456 or search for your local office.

Please note, your local office might be closed, but your local team will have left instructions of who to contact if it is.

Have a look at our Singing for the Brain live event:

‘I love Singing for the Brain, which I call singing for the soul. The group lets me meet other people with dementia, which makes me feel that I am not so different after all.’
- Irene, who has dementia

Join other people with dementia and express yourself by singing

Did you know that singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood? You don’t need to be a good singer to benefit.

Join us to:

  • do fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs
  • express yourself, feel positive and make new friends
  • feel supported by our skilled, compassionate and experienced staff who are available to support you with anything you need.

100% of people who go along to Singing for the Brain sessions say they’ve improved their life in some way.

Become a Singing for the Brain Delivery Partner

Have you ever thought about delivering Singing for the Brain? Now you can!

You no longer have to be an Alzheimer’s Society employee or volunteer to deliver a Singing for the Brain group.

Perhaps you are part of a large organisation and think it would benefit from your employees delivering a group? Maybe you want to do something on your own within your community?

If you are based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, Alzheimer's Society are delighted to be able to provide you with the support and resources you need to successfully deliver a Singing for the Brain group. Fill in a few details to find out more

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