There’ve been some lovely, heartwarming stories recently about how we can help those with a dementia to live with dignity and to help their memory. Dame Barbara Windsor watches her old Carry On films and others chose to sing to old songs, in fact one group have been singing for 10 years!
A group in Beaconsfield have been singing together for 10 years helping hundreds of people with dementia, and their carers. The group, called “Singing for the brain” was visited by the town mayor to celebrate the success.
Did you watch the recent Channel 4 documentary “The Old People’s Home for 4 year Olds”?
We thought it was a very interesting and enlightening experiment that showed what most of us probably already felt, that human contact is perhaps the biggest factor in maintaining our spirit and interest in life around us. Here’s another care home embracing the combination of the very young and the slightly older.
You can also use our reminiscence boxes to engage with someone you know with a dementia and what about taking them to a dementia friendly cinema screening? It’s worth keeping an eye out for these local activities as they are popping up more and more.