Crossroads Care runs a music therapy session for people with dementia and their carers. This session is run by Sarah, a fully qualified music therapist, and provides a safe environment for people with dementia to express themselves. This expression of self can take place in many ways during a session, including:
using instruments to explore sound and rhythm, singing along to the music being made and dancing.
The music therapy sessions are also a great way to socialise. It provides a unique and powerful way of providing stimulation through music, which people living with dementia often need. After singing Italian opera at a recent session, one participant stated that the session had "brought them back from the wilderness"
Many of its participants have found it immensley liberating. They have also made new friends at the sessions, and have gone on to support each other privately, via afternoon tea meetings. Family members and carers are also welcome at the sessions, however, in-house support is available for any particpants that might require assistance in the form of general support to enable them to maximise involvement in the session. We also have trained carer support workers on hand to attend to any personal needs that may arise.
The sessions are held at a local social club and a suggested cost of £5 is asked to help cover costs.
Please contact us for more information.