Singing for the Brain wins £49,000 of funding

Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain service has won £49,000 from the Big Lottery People’s Millions to develop more singing groups across Devon and Cornwall. The Alzheimer’s Society would like to thank everyone for their votes and messages of support.

Singing for the brain is a unique service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating environment. It helps reduce social isolation and promotes well-being for people living with dementia and their carers.

Devon and Cornwall are rural communities with a high incidence of dementia with limited support networks and so these groups are in a great deal of demand. The Alzheimer’s Society is delighted to have the opportunity to expand their services within the region and reach more people with Alzheimer’s and their carers.

2 thoughts on “Singing for the Brain wins £49,000 of funding

  1. Mary Jones

    I am a musician with 20 years instrumental teaching and singing experience.

    I have a deep love of and interest in Dementia and was at one time a social work assistant for the elderly mentally ill.
    currently I am a volunteer mental health/learning disabilities chaplain in Cornwall.

    I am setting a business focusing of therapeutic music and am interested in pursuing work with singing, instruments, actions, and those with dementia, additionally carers. the other side of my business – Key Changes – is embodied mindful music for brain change to combat anxiety.

    i am wondering if we could get together in any way?

    Mary Jones

    1. Rowan Post author

      Dear Mary,

      Many thanks for getting in touch via the website and apologies for the delay in responding.

      I recommend that you contact your local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society’s. As you live in Cornwall this will most likely be the Truro Office details below

      Alzheimer’s Society Truro Office
      Woodbine Farm Business Centre, Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, TR3 6BW
      Tel: 01872 277963

      You may also find the list of Singing for the brain locations and contact numbers helpful on the Alzheimer’s Society’s website at

      Many thanks

      Rowan Purdy

      sent on behalf of the
      South West Dementia Partnership

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