If you haven't tried Music for the Mind yet and you like singing and music, you are in for a treat!

Singing together in a supportive, friendly group is uplifting, enjoyable and hugely therapeutic for people living with dementia and carers alike.

Music for the Mind builds on the fact that music appears to 'unlock' parts of the brain and people often retain song words and melodies longer than other memories. The sessions are carefully structured to be both stimulating and fun. Although well-loved classics are part of the mix, we also learn new songs, sing rhymes and action songs that help physical co-ordination, and tackle harmonies, rounds and partner songs. 

Alzheimer's Support has 11 singing groups across Wiltshire. All are led by professional singing teachers who are trained in dementia awareness and supported by teams of dedicated volunteers. 

The groups are designed for the person with dementia and a family carer to attend together, although people can also come on their own or with a support worker. You do not have to be a good singer to take part!

Click on the links for more details and to express an interest in coming along. Some groups may be occasionally oversubscribed but we will do our best to find you a place.

Amesbury Monday afternoons at the Methodist Church Hall

Bradford on Avon Mondays mornings at the Wiltshire Music Centre

Corsham fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons at Beechfield Road

Chippenham fortnightly on Thursday mornings at the Sheldon Road Methodist Church

Harnham (Salisbury) Thursday mornings at St George's Hall

Lockeridge (Marlborough) Thursday mornings at Kennet Valley Hall

Malmesbury fortnightly on Monday afternoons at the Leisure Centre

Mildenhall Weekly on Tuesday mornings at Mildenhall Village Hall

Seend Wednesday afternoons at Seend Village Hall

Trowbridge Monday afternoons 2.00pm-3.30pm Trowbridge Town Hall

Westbury Tuesday mornings at White Horse Country Park

Download the leaflet (please note it's two sided!)

As well as the regular sessions, our groups have taken their music out and about in the community, with performances including 'flashmob' choirs, such as this event in Trowbridge.