Lost Chord

Lost Chord

We aspire to improve the quality of life and well being of people living with dementia in residential homes by providing interactive musical sessions to stimulate areas of the brain that are still responsive, which leave a feeling of calm and raised self esteem.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099385)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£1,200

Amount raised

£660

Donations

9

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

Situation

People who suffer from severe dementia lose their ability to walk, talk, feed themselves or communicate in any way which often leads to feelings of aggression, intimidation and humiliation which can leave one with a distinct lack of self esteem. Music provides the necessary stimulus to raise their self esteem and help them to continue to communicate through music song and dance.

Solution

We provide interactive music to stimulate areas of the brain which are still intact and visit the homes on a monthly basis to build on the responses from the previous sessions. With the onset of dementia the left hand side of the brain dealing with speech etc tends to die off first, however the right hand side dealing with music, song and dance can remain intact much longer. Live music stimulates this side of the brain often achieving some amazing results.