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Hampton Hill care home hosts singing for the brain

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Laurel Dene care home joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Society last week to host a ‘singing for the brain’ session, designed to bring people living with dementia together in a fun and stimulating environment while helping them enjoy all the benefits of a good sing along.

Residents at the care home in Middlesex and members of the local community, including family carers, exercised their vocal chords and expressed themselves through song throughout the two hour session.

According to Laurel Dene home manager, Kathy Harman, the morning was a big success. She said: “Everyone who took part in the singing for the brain session gave it their all and had a wonderful time and, although we play music in the care home every day, it was great to be reminded just how effective music can be in lifting the spirits and creating a sense of togetherness. 

“We all took a walk down memory lane as we sang along to some old favourites, so the session proved to be a powerful reminiscence activity. Even when memories become particularly hard to remember, often music can still be recalled, so a group sing-along is a good way of building on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. 

“Above all, everyone involved made the most of the opportunity to relax and socialise in a comfortable and supportive setting. Based on the superb response to this first session we are now planning a six week programme of singing for the brain events at Laurel Dene, starting on Thursday 23 April. We will be the only care provider in the area to offer this service, so we do hope people living with dementia and family carers will secure their place and join in the fun.”

Situated on Hampton Road in Hampton Hill, Laurel Dene has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential nursing and specialist dementia care.

For further information and to book your place on the six-week singing for the brain programme, contact customer relations manager, Amanda Speck, by emailing or calling 0333 434 3049.

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117 Hampton Road, Hampton Hill, Hampton, Greater London, TW12 1JQ

Laurel Dene

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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