Home Instead Senior Care's monthly dementia friendly event, held at The Lamb Inn, West Wittering, was attended by around 25 people in August.
Sarah Povey, a Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner and Singer, attended this month. She made a fabulous connection with attendees and the group as a whole. One of the highlights was the group attempting to combine two songs in parallel - "Pack up your troubles" & "It's a long way to Tipperere!"
Sarah has been applying the techniques of Voice Movement Therapy to those with Alzheimer’s, dementia & mental health issues since 2000. She seeks to find ways to stimulate & maintain a connection with those who are losing cognitive ability. Even those whose deterioration is at an advanced or final stage, connections can often be made through music & sound. This work is subtle & Sarah works with great tenderness & understanding with both individuals & small groups.
The next Music & Memories event will be held on Thursday 28th September 3-5pm. For more information and to reserve your place please contact the office on 01243 884111.