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Home Care Company is Singing for Dementia

Event Date:
Thursday 17 May 2018
Welwyn Garden City AL7 3TP
Home Instead

The home care team based in Welwyn Garden City are all singing from the same song sheet as they launch their latest campaign as part of Dementia Action Week. Home Instead Senior Care has created a ‘SongsToRemember’ of favourite songs that caregivers and their clients love to sing together - and plans to get a 1,000 people to join in. Staff at the Welwyn office are holding a community singalong event to get as many people as possible using their voices to support the campaign. This event will take place at the Dementia Friendly Community Café on Thursday 17th May, and all are invited to come along and help raise awareness of the power of music. Heather Simms, owner of Home Instead Welwyn, said: “Singing together is a lovely way for our caregivers and their clients to bond with each other – it opens up a whole new avenue for communication, and is great fun at the same time.” The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), with support from The Utley Foundation, has created a Commission on Dementia and Music. They are actively encouraging more to be done to promote the power of music to improve the lives of people with dementia and are supporting the Home Instead #SongsToRemember campaign. Sally Bowell, ILC-UK Research, said: “We are delighted that Home Instead is drawing attention to the importance of singing and music for people living with dementia in such a fun and inclusive way. We know that music has such huge potential to provide a lifeline promoting social connection, restoring a sense of self and bringing joy, even during what can be challenging times.” It is the only home care company to offer dementia training that is City & Guilds accredited, making its caregivers experts in supporting people to live life well with dementia. For more information call 01707 240 650, visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/welwyn and follow #SongsToRemember on social media.