The Dementia Singalong Therapy Program is dedicated to sharing exercises with patients living with dementia-related diseases and brain damage, through a series of exercises which help to strengthen the brain’s memory and communication processes. We empower residents in houses and memory care units to create meaningful experiences which help to expand awareness and a sense of hope in the community.
• Create ways to give residents and patients a sense of purpose.
• Inspire caregivers and loved ones to find value in helping the
individual in need to communicate more effectively.
• Reduce loneliness, boredom, and a feeling of disconnection
common in people living with Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, and
• Educate community and improve community awareness.
• Change the way dementia is viewed; not as a setback but as
an opportunity to grow.
Recently, exciting discoveries have been made in relation to Music as a new approach to creating new neural pathways in people living with dementia-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinsons. These methods can even be helpful for people coping with strokes, or brain injuries. This is accomplished through a series of stretches, breath work, diaphragmatic muscle work, scales, singing familiar old songs and finally sharing stored memories, brought up by singing certain songs. A former Berklee Coll. of Music professor, Cheryl Hodge, will lead you in some exercises that will shed light on how to help this process come to fruition, through a presentation of breath & vocal exercises, a group singalong, followed by a sharing of memories that come up from this single session. Free to public. Caregivers and loved ones are encouraged to attend, along with those who are affected with a brain disorder.
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Past Workshops (2017)
Sept. 27 (Wed.) - Kennewick, WA 3pm, Center For Spiritual Living, 3-4:30pm
Sept. 28 (Thurs.) - Boise, ID, 1pm, Senior Center,
Sept. 29 (Fri.) - Salt Lake City, Center For Spiritual Living - 2:30pm-4pm
Oct. 1 (Sun.) - Boulder, CO, Public Library, Boulder Creek Room, 1:30-2:30pm
Oct. 3rd - Kansas City, MO - Evergreen
Oct. 5th, Cleveland, OH - Eliza Bryant
Oct. 10th, Waltham Crossings Memory Care Unit, Waltham, MA
Oct. 23rd, Atria Bay Spring Village, Barrington, Rhode Island
Oct. 27th, New Windsor, NY
Nov. 4th, Santa Fe, NM, Vista Hermosa Center
Dec. 2 (Sat.), Sedona, Sedona, AZ, Sedona Winds Asst. Living, 9:30am
Dec. 4th (Mon.), Sedona, AZ, Sedona Library Community Room, 2pm- OPEN TO PUBLIC - Free!
Dec. 11th (Mon.), 1-2:15pm; Tucson, AZ, ARMOR PARK SENIOR CENTER, 220 S. 5th Avenue