Friday, February 17, 2012

Singing Dementia Patients Get Thrown Out On Their Butts


A GROUP of dementia patients have been left "high and dry" after a brewery yanked its use of a meeting room for its weekly singalong.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Here is the situation.

A group of dementia patients were using a meeting room at Moorhouse's Brewery for their therapeutic ‘singing workshops’. Unfortunately, it turned out that the group was too "noisy" and disrupting other meetings that were going on at the same time. Don't blame Moorhouse, at least they were willing to give it a try.

So now Burnley based Crossroads Care (East Lancashire) in the U.K. is without a place to hold its weekly "singalong".

We have over 10,000 readers each month coming in from the U.K. So maybe one of you can help Crossroads Care in Burnley find a new 'suitable" location. Here is the contact number 01282 832548.

You can read more about this situation here.

This singalong is a good idea in my opinion, and I hope others will try and organize similar events.

Listen to the group sing in this video.







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