In September 2019, MindCare Dementia Support launched a dementia choir for people with dementia attending its Activity Centres.
The choir has been going from strength to strength, helping to maintain the wellbeing of our clients living with dementia. MindCare staff have observed how clients are becoming more engaged with people and the environment around them, with a sense of achievement and belonging. One client said, “I normally don’t like singing but I am loving this!”
The MindCare Dementia Choir has been practicing for a London dementia choir competition but the MindCare team, it’s not about competing or winning: it’s about bringing out the person beyond the dementia, to reminisce, talk, laugh, sing, create new memories and be valued as a person.
If you are missing the festive cheer and spirit, be sure to check out the videos of our dementia choir singing some Christmas classics…