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DEMENTIA CARE AND TRAINING

“Prescribe Dementia Patients Playlists NOT Pills” Says Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock speaking at a recent conference Singing is an inclusive activity that

BENEFITS

delivers excellent cognitive stimulation therapy and is an effective reminiscence

Research has revealed that singing stimulates the release of endorphins which restores memory and comprehension; it helps restore balance and strengthens the facial muscles of those who have Parkinson’s Disease or are affected by stroke, and it helps those who have respiratory diseases (COPD).

experience. The Secretary of State was encouraging medical professionals to refer patients living with age related long term conditions, including Alzheimers,

But above all it is an enjoyable activity which fights social isolation and loneliness.

Parkinsons, Dementia, Stroke and COPD, to community singing groups. This recommendation is supported by

THE SILVER SONG MUSIC BOX system has been developed by Sing For Your Life to enable Day Care Centres, Residential Care Homes and Hospitals to provide participatory singing sessions for older people. Singing brings people together and The Silver Song Music Box provides an inclusive activity that delivers excellent cognitive stimulation therapy and an effective reminiscence experience.

Contacts: pip@singforyourlife.co.uk

NICE Guidance NG32 Older People: Independence and Mental Wellbeing and Quality Statement QS137 and published research. Regular participatory singing stimulates memory and comprehension as well as reducing loneliness and social isolation. The Silver Song Music Box system has been developed to enable Activities Organisors to provide participatory singing sessions whenever and as often as required, without the support of a trained musician. Some

Hampshire, Thames Valley East Anglia heather@activitiesforhealth.co.uk South West England carolyn@sightgroup.com Wessex stuart@singforyourlife.org.uk All other areas

For more information call 07709 625487 email info@singforyourlife.org.uk or go to www.singforyourlife.org.uk

care homes provide singing every day!

A SONG EACH DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY More than 300 systems, are being used in residential care homes, hospital dementia units and by community support groups. The Music Box, which is connected to a TV or projector, is preloaded with over 200 popular songs, hymns, and Christmas carols, which have been arranged and recorded to suit older people. The Silver Song Music Box System costs £750 and there are no further costs.

A Skills for Care endorsed provider, Curve Learning offer accredited training in over 40 subject areas. For a full list of subjects available please visit our website at www.curvelearning.org.uk or call us for a chat on 01924 842787. We provide classroom training that is CPD Accredited to Level 2 or 3; Level 3 Train the Trainer programmes or Level 2 eLearning courses. We are able to deliver training anywhere in the UK, but also have a number of external events planned in addition to courses at our head office in West Yorkshire. eLearning: 28 accredited courses available with annual or monthly payment options. Prices are extremely competitive for this flexible solution. Staff can simply print their own certificate after completion of each course. Upcoming Level 3 Train the Trainer events: • 21st – 24th May, London • 10th – 14th June, Manchester • 8th – 12th July, Durham • 13- 15 August, Leicester • 17 – 19 September, Milton Keynes

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Courses to be covered include M&H, First Aid, Safeguarding, Medication, Infection Control & Food Hygiene. We also have a number of events planned at our training centre each month. For more info visit our website at www.curvelearning.org.uk/course-calendar

For more info call us on 01924 842787 or visit www.curvelearning.org.uk

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The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

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