SongTime is a not for profit CIC which delivers community-based, dementia-friendly singing sessions in Nottinghamshire. The sessions are led by two professional musicians supported by enthusiastic volunteers (who themselves have been carers for people with dementia).
The sessions are primarily for people with dementia and their carers/family members, but as long as there's a seat we don't turn anyone away. Sessions are designed to stimulate memory and improve wellbeing and also provide an opportunity for friendship, fun and peer support. They follow a format of gentle chair-based exercise, breathing exercises, vocal warm-ups, familiar songs and poems, which leads to songs chosen by the group members from booklets based on that week's theme (eg Colours, Transport, Names, Love etc.).