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Choir using music to cope with dementia

Many of the members who gather in St John’s church hall are living with the condition, while others are close family and friends who have adopted a full-time caring role.

The Hamilton Musical Memories Choir

A Hamilton choir are using music to cope with the early stages of dementia.

Many gathered in St John’s church hall are living with the condition, while others are close family and friends who have adopted a full-time caring role.

All are united by the power of music and the Musical Memories Choir’s ground-breaking project is making a real difference in people’s lives.

Jack Pennie (84), who is affected by the early stages of the condition, is feeling the direct benefit. “I’ve been in the choir for two years and it’s certainly helped me with my memory,” said the former furniture sales manager.

There's no one quite like Grandma: Wimbledon care home's new book helping children come to terms with dementia

Coming to terms with demenia

 The book is based on the theme that “Granny will always be Granny even if she doesn’t remember”.

A poignant new book helping children understand dementia in elderly relatives is being made avaialble to families visiting a care home in Wimbledon.

Arthur House Care Home, in Arthur Road, is taking delivery of When I Visit Granny Jean by Elizabeth Maltman.

The book, illustrated by Amy Devlin, includes advice on how to interact with elderly relatives suffering from dementia, based on the theme that “Granny will always be Granny even if she doesn’t remember”.

It is part of a new dementia strategy by Amore Care Homes, which manages Arthur House.

Wife’s heartbreak at Norwich City legend’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease

Norwich City legend Duncan Forbes took pride in being able to memorise the results of every English football league match after viewing them just the once on a Saturday afternoon.

Norwich City legend Duncan Forbes on Mousehold Heath where in his time as a player he used to train. Photo: Simon Finlay Copy:  For: EDP Sunday EDP pics © 2008 (01603) 772434 Norwich City legend Duncan Forbes on Mousehold Heath where in his time as a player he used to train. Photo: Simon Finlay Copy: For: EDP Sunday EDP pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

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However, his wife knew there was something seriously wrong when the former player and chief scout could not remember that his beloved team had played two days earlier on a Monday morning six years ago.

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