Music 4 Memory – Groups

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Weekly music therapy services for people with dementia (or significant cognitive impairment) & their family carers or supporters, to meet together to sing, dance and laugh.
A very warm welcome awaits you at our sociable Music 4 Memory groups - come and benefit from the positive, uplifting effects of music therapy on your mind and wellbeing!

Music 4 Memory is led by our qualified music therapist and supported by a fantastic team of volunteers & musicians (including our very own ‘Elastic Band’ ensemble at Music 4 Memory 1).
We use songs (old & new, traditional & modern), parts & rounds, improvisation & movement – and play instruments, dance and recite favourite poems - to share and enjoy meaningful experiences.

Therapeutic Principles of Music 4 Memory

1.     All Contributions are valid
Whether vocal, physical or silent, your presence in the circle is valued. You may be someone who likes to get involved straight away, or perhaps you prefer to observe.

2.     There is no 'wrong' way
Conventional rights and wrongs do not apply at Music 4 Memory. If someone needs to stand up and walk around at any point this is absolutely encouraged, and may well inspire a dance. If someone suddenly has something to say or begins to sing a different song half way through another, this can be used to move the session in a new direction.

3.     Musical perfection is not an aim!
We hope to create an environment that invites, stimulates, motivates and empowers you - bringing together and celebrating our diverse qualities & experiences.

MUSIC 4 MEMORY  1

Suitable For

People with dementia
and / or
Carers of people with dementia

Day

Friday

Time

10.00 - 11.45

Location

Queens Park
Community Centre
52 Marlborough Road
Bedford
MK40 4LF

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

MUSIC 4 MEMORY  2

Suitable For

People with dementia
and / or
Carers of people with dementia

Day

Thursday

Time

2.00 - 3.30

Location

Parish Room
All Saints' Church
Westbourne Road
Bedford
MK40 4LD

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

MUSIC 4 MEMORY  3

Suitable For

People with dementia
and / or
Carers of people with dementia

Day

Thursday

Time

10.00 - 11.45

Location

Oakley Village Hall
Church Lane
Oakley
MK43 7RJ
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Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

MUSIC 4 MEMORY  4

Suitable For

People with dementia
and / or
Carers of people with dementia

Day

Wednesday

Time

2.30 - 4.00

Location

Potton Community Centre
Brook End
Potton
SG19 2QS

Cost

£4 per person
(suggested donation)

1-2-1 Counselling Drop-In service (for family carers & supporters) runs at the same time in the same building

A fortnightly Encompass service (for family carers & supporters) runs at the same time in the same building

Please Contact Us for further information or advice about the most appropriate Services for you