Age uk estimates that over one million people will have dementia by 2021. With no long term cure on the horizon, the best way to manage this debilitating disease is by easing the symptoms. Working with music has been proven to strengthen memory and appears to unlock memories in dementia sufferers.
‘We tend to remain contactable as musical beings on some level right up to the very end of life,’ says Professor Paul Robertson, a concert violinist and academic who has made a study of music in dementia care (Age UK Website)
Arts For Special Occasions
South West Art Workshops can organise speciality ‘one off’ seasonal events such as Christmas, Easter, May-Day and St George’s Day. We can also organise ‘Memory Days’ which is a lovely way for residents and service users to share their lives with family members and friends.