Singing by Heart Leaders Forum

Music and Creative Arts and Older People's Ministries



A Salvation Army Singing By Heart group

An evening of information sharing and practical advice for leaders of The Salvation Army’s Singing By Heart programme.

Singing by Heart is music resource especially designed for people living with dementia.

The power of music, especially singing, to unlock memories is an increasingly key feature of dementia care as it seems to access parts of the brain that remain unaffected by the progression of dementia.

Singing By Heart uses a mixture of secular and religious songs which span the decades. Every song within the resource is introduced by a relevant scripture verse and concluded with a prayer. The sessions are designed to encourage communication, recollection of memories, and fun for those taking part. It is also hoped carers will find the sessions beneficial through enabling time for them to relax, make friends and share experiences.

To run Singing By Heart leaders must also complete the Dementia Awareness session run by Older People’s Ministries.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 1 February, 11am

Registration information

Contact Music and Creative Arts or Older People's Ministries to receive the Zoom details.

Contact details

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