Category Archives: Heart

Norfolk County Council’s £7m overspend on adult services is criticised

Concert orchestra is in tune with Alzheimer’s

Concert orchestra is in tune with Alzheimer’s

 Published on 23/03/2013 10:30

A club which helps dementia sufferers recall old memories is being tuned to perfection with the help of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

For three dates only, four instrumentalists will be providing musical accompaniment to the workshops which not only provide stimulating experiences for Alzheimer’s patients, but also offer much-needed support and social opportunities for them and their carers.

Singing For The Brain, an initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society, has been running classes in Hemel Hempstead for around two years. There are more than 11,000 people in Hertfordshire living with dementia today and across the UK the figure tops 820,000.

The foundation for the innovative project lies in groundbreaking research into the effects of music on the brain.

February was National Heart Month

Norman Lamb visits Sheringham charity shop

By karen bethell Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10:00 AM

 MP and health minister Norman Lamb with staff and volunteers at Sheringham British Heart Foundation charity shop.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb had a chance to find out about the work of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) on a visit to the charity’s Sheringham shop.

Because February was National Heart Month, the health minister contacted the BHF head office and asked to meet staff and volunteers at Sheringham.

“The organisation does brilliant work, both in raising vital funds and campaigning,” he said. “There is a lot of work to do in our communities to raise awareness and to let people know what they can do to save lives.”

Mr Lamb, who entertained supporters at last year’s Lib Dem conference by performing a Vinny Jones-style hands-only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive, chatted with staff, volunteers and customers at Sheringham.