Case Study: Forget Me Not Chorus
Authors(s), Creator(s) and Contributors: Sarah Teagle
Publication Date: 14/11/2019
Categories: Case Studies
Supporter(s)/Funder(s): Linc Cymru and Forget Me Not Chorus
Penylan House Care Home
The Forget-me-not Chorus aims to bring joy and meaning back into the lives of those living with and those affected by dementia through the power of song. Through our care homes choirs we empower those impacted by dementia, their families, staff and volunteer singing buddies to share the joy of music in a safe and normalising environment, inspiring all to participate to the best of their abilities in a community of understanding. Each year we run three 12-week projects, each based on a theme and with a performance element at the end. Each Spring a project is created with a writer which enables the residents to share their life stories through poetry and song. The presence of the choir in the home offers an opportunity for all to learn about the person before dementia and gain insight into each individual resident and their ability to communicate in a nurturing environment.
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Tags: dementia, singing, health, arts, wellbeing