VIDEO: Singing sessions help avert social isolation

An activity aimed to help those with memory problems and dementia is coming to Corby from next month.

Fortnightly Singing for the Brain sessions will take place at the Westley Pavilion in the town from Monday, July 1, run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Lloyds TSB had a week of fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society. Pictured are Nicola Smith (left), Neville Davis on the bike and Diane English.

Lloyds TSB had a week of fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society. Pictured are Nicola Smith (left), Neville Davis on the bike and Diane English.

People and their carers are invited along to the 90-minute sessions, which cost £3, and take place every other Monday.

Tracey Newell, who currently leads the sessions in Kettering – where they have been running for three years – said they helped people who attended in a variety of ways.

“It’s fantastic for people, it really is,” she said. “We do various songs from different generations and lots of action songs to get the body moving.

“The main thing is it stops social isolation. These people have become great friends and provide great support for one another.”

For more information about Singing for the Brain, call 01832 736670.