It is well-documented that music can remind people with dementia of past experiences and enable them to better communicate and connect. However, accessing an evening concert can prove particularly challenging for those living with dementia and their carers.
Cake Concerts cater to the needs of those people living with dementia. Musicians perform a selection of works from popular classical hits to light film music, whilst audiences enjoy tea and a slice of cake. All are welcome, whether living in the community or care & residential homes.
These events have a profound effect on movement and communication amongst audience members, creating a positive shared experience for all who attend.
“The music performance was of great quality and there was a perfect mix of repertoire. The performers were very warm and friendly and a joy to listen to. The tea and cakes were great and the room was beautifully set up. We thought every detail of the afternoon had been well thought through including the breaks. Thank you so much for making events like this possible.” – Gemma Dixon, Music for Memory
If you would like to find out more about our health and wellbeing projects, you can download our Music, Health & Wellbeing booklet here
One lady named Jean was a resident that had been before. On her way out, I was having a conversation with her, and she said that ‘I hope heaven is like this’...