In a bid to bring out their creative side, residents at Aden Court care home in Huddersfield have been expanding their musical horizons during regular music sessions.
As part of Aden Court’s activities programme, local musicians and bands have been attending the home to perform concerts for residents. From big brass band performances in communal areas to more intimate bedside singing accompanied by a guitar, all residents have been given the opportunity to get involved in the programme.
Most recently, a ukulele band who were hugely popular with residents visited the home. Due to popular demand they will be returning for an additional performance next month.
As an effective alternative intervention for people living with dementia, music therapy aids reminiscence for dementia sufferers. Listening to much loved tunes helps to bring back happy memories, and music therapy is also believed to improve moods and have a calming effect by providing each individual with an accessible outlet for their creativity.
Maddie Simpson, Activities Coordinator at Aden Court Care Home, commented:
“Entertaining residents with a large range of music is a priority for the activities programme at Aden Court. This has proven a thoroughly enjoyable activity for all residents, and is something they always look forward to.
“We are very grateful to the musicians who take the time out of their day to visit us and look forward to continuing to expand the programme in the future.”
Aden Court is part of New Century Care, which provides expert residential and nursing care for residents in a homely setting.