Pinxton group helping those with Dementia

Pinxton's 'Singing for the Brain’ group is going from strength-to-strength and is attracting more people to every session.

Held every two-weeks on Monday's at Pinxton Village Hall from 1.15-2.45pm the group is filled with many different types of people, some living with varying aspects of Dementia and some people attend purely as a social gathering with lots of laughter, singing and spending time with a friendly bunch of people.

You do not have to be good at singing, as it is a very informal gathering of like-minded people that enjoy singing and music as a social activity. The whole point is to have fun! After only a few months the group's numbers are growing and a lovely social group has now formed.

Local woman Ellie Fessey runs the group and said, “I have seen first-hand the power of music and its ability to connect people. This is heightened somehow for people living with Dementia as it manages to break through the fog that Dementia brings and triggers memories, creates comforting and familiar feelings that conventional conversation is unable to.

“Whichever form of Dementia a person has, music is a great comfort and enables them to express themselves with confidence. The brain has this incredible music memory and the comfort and familiarity this brings is truly wonderful to see and hear.”

Bolsover TV went along to the group to speak to Ellie and some of the participants about how the group was doing and its benefits.

 Telephone Ellie on 07813 148373.


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