Armonico Consort’s projects for older people and those with dementia

Over the past few years Armonico Consort has been busy developing a whole range of musical activity specially designed to support the mental health and well-being of older people and those living with dementia, in care homes or in their own homes.

Research has shown how vital live music is in improving mood and well-being, combating isolation in older people, and helping to reconnect memory and alleviate anxiety in people living with dementia.

All the sessions are led by our wonderful team of experienced workshop leaders and professional musicians and all feature live music, from classical to pop.

Here’s a flavour:

  • Creating community choirs and leading regular singing sessions in care settings such as Austin Heath retirement village
  • Specialised sessions for older people with neurological conditions in care homes and centres specialising in dementia care
  • A library of online filmed singing sessions created to help combat isolation during lockdown for use by care homes and older people, with music ranging from the ‘20s to the ‘70s. These included sessions specifically for those living with dementia.
  • Our latest project: Unlocking Baroque/Musical Memories is one-to-one live music therapy, tailor-made for people living with dementia. The project is launched in September in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.

To enquire about our projects for older people and those with dementia, please contact Sarah at voicesquad@armonico.org.uk

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