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Celebrate the power of music and its impact on dementia at Rhodes Arts Complex

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Rhodes Arts Complex tomorrow (Thu 26) hosts a celebration of the power of music with a particular focus on improving the well-being of people with dementia.

As part of BBC Music Day, Home Instead Senior Care, which cares for people in their own homes in the East Herts and Uttlesford area, has teamed up with Herts Musical Memories, which lays on stimulating sessions for people with dementia. The event, from 2pm to 4pm, is open to all and will feature singing, dancing and refreshments.

Now in its fifth year, the BBC's UK-wide festival is kick-starting an initiative to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020, and is working with all the major players in the field, including Alzheimer's Society, Age UK, Dementia UK, NHS England, etcetera.

David Bassett, general manager of Home Instead, said: “Music has a profound effect on people with dementia as it helps them recall happy memories. Many of our clients love singing with their care givers and this has a far-reaching impact on their well-being. We welcome everyone to come along – we guarantee you’ll be inspired and uplifted by the event.”

For more information on BBC Music Day, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2gfbp.

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