Studies have proven music and singing to have a positive cognitive benefit on older people and especially anyone living with a dementia (even late stage). Singing well-loved favourite tunes have been found to unlock previous memories and aid social functioning.
We know this is a favourite because Activity Coordinators in care homes tell us how much residents enjoy listening to their favourite tunes. John and his band live in concert.
Become a star instantly with our hilarious Dress Up and Sing activity. Everything you need to become Tina, Elvis or one of the Beatles etc. A wide assortment of wigs, sunglasses, moustache, inflatable guitar and microphones. Play the 60s Karaoke DVD and sing along (or mime) to your favourite!
Set of two tradition bongo drums to add rhythm to your music sessions. One drum has a high tone and one has low. Drumming is proven to help people living with a dementia to engage 'late into the disease because these activities do not require congnitive functioning for feelings of achievement'(Alzheimer's Foundation of America).
Over 100 favourite, nostalgic medleys on a great double CD collection. The large-print photocopiable songbook features words to all the songs. An ideal reminiscence aid. Songs include: 'Pack Up Your Troubles', 'Bless 'Em All', 'The Lambeth Walk' and many more!
40 soothing and uplifting songs to lift your mood. A gentle mix of hymns and spiritual songs to sing along to. Includes A4 large print songbook that can be photocopied to enable large groups to enjoy singing along to these favourite tunes.
Set of 4 instruments to make a great sound, includes: hand bell shaker, rain shaker, mini xylophone and wooden sounding drum. Encourages individual expression and can help people living with a dementia with focus and rhythm.
10 musical items to shake, rattle, and beat. Includes tambourine, jingle stick, pair of maracas, triangle and beater, rhythm clapper and more. Ideal to practise fine motor skills and individual expression.
This quality trio of percussion instruments is a 'must' for any active music group. Includes wooden Xylophone, two Bongo drums(high and low sound) and Finger Cymbals. Encourages free expression and participation.
50 well-known melodies in shorter medley-style to sing along to. Medleys are grouped into dance styles (waltz, foxtrot etc) for anyone who likes to whirl around the floor too!
Run the ball stick around the inside for a unique percussion sound. Each strut will make a different sound so can also be tapped. Older people living with a dementia can enjoy the rhythm of tapping right unto the later stages of the disease. Makes a great addition to any care home.
Traditional wooden xylophone with two beaters to add fun to any music activity. Made from redwood, this attractive set is just perfect for creating rhythm and expression. Eight notes will enable a huge range of tunes to be played on this invaluable products.