Alzheimer’s Society launches singing group in Axbridge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 August 2015


A SINGING group for people with dementia is being launched in Axbridge.

The town’s branch of the Alzheimer’s Society has created a new Singing For The Brain group.

Jill Lock, support service manager for the Alzheimer’s Society in Somerset, said: “Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music can sometimes still be recalled – if only for a short while.

“The sessions help people with dementia communicate, improving their mood and leaving them feeling good about themselves.”

The first session will be in the town hall in The Square on September 8 at 2.30pm, and then on alternate Tuesday afternoons.

To find out more, contact Paul King on 01278 663760.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Weston Mercury