Dementia patients ‘come alive’ in singing classes

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Dementia patients 'come alive' in singing classes


A 90-year-old woman “comes alive” during singing classes for dementia patients, her daughter has said.

Pauline Goodger said the sessions in Wollaton, Nottingham, help her mother Alma to access memories of songs she knew in her youth.

Patients appear to show improvements in their condition during the classes, according to their families.

Research by the University of Nottingham has suggested singing “reaches parts of the brain that other things don’t reach”.

You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out East Midlands at 19:30 GMT on Monday on BBC One, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.



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