Home Instead brings music to people with dementia

Home Instead has pledged its support to BBC Music Day 2019 by getting as many people singing for dementia as possible by 2020.

Across the UK, a number of Home Instead offices will be taking on musical activities on September 26th which marks the fifth day of its kind to focus on music and wellbeing and highlight the power of music to inspire and bring people together.

The home care company is one of around 50 organisations in the UK working collaboratively with BBC Music Day to help bring music to everyone living with dementia in the UK by 2020, using the music day as a platform.

Activities planned by Home Instead during the week include singing classes, choirs and other musical events. Follow Home Instead on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/homeinsteaduk/ to find out more about the events happening UK wide.

Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead said: “More than half of our clients are living with dementia and as specialists in the dementia care field, we understand the different ways in which to support people to be able to live their lives as well as possible.

“We know from our own research and a campaign we ran called ‘Songs To Remember’ that music has an astounding effect on people with dementia – not only does it help them reminisce and recall happy memories but we’ve seen cases where it’s helped people to come out of their shell completely and start talking again.

“Many of our clients love singing with their CAREGivers or playing a musical instrument and the impacts on wellbeing are far reaching.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with BBC on their fifth Music Day and our offices across the UK are busy arranging choirs, singing events and other musical activities to bring joy and happiness to older people with dementia.”

BBC has launched its own Music Memories website to helps people create a playlist of personally meaningful music.

Follow activities for the day using #BBCMusicDay