Sing for the Brain group is launched at the Island Centre

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A new singing group for people living with dementia is being launched by Alzheimer’s Society at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn every other Monday from 2.30pm – 4pm.

Singing for the Brain is a programme developed by Alzheimer’s Society for people with dementia.

The programme promotes communication through singing which can help with articulation, concentration, focus and motivation.

Seonaid Murray, Singing for the Brain leader said: “Singing for the Brain provides an opportunity for people with Dementia and their carers to express themselves creatively through music in a safe, positive environment.

“Come along for a cup of tea/coffee and a scone for the first half an hour and then a relaxed one hour singing workshop.

“Singing for the Brain is loosely based around the principles of Music Therapy and the proven knowledge that singing has mental and physiological benefits.

“Taking part in musical activities is also a great way to relax, have fun and make new friends.

“All voices welcome!’

The group will be held at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn every other Monday from 2.30pm – 4pm.

To find out more about attending Singing for the Brain contact Seonaid Murray on 07974678280 or email singing@alzheimers.org.uk or log on to alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation.