Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane
by Ged Henderson - Henderson News and Media
Hopwood Court Day Centre in Blackburn staged 'A Trip Down Memory Lane' as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
The special event was enjoyed by Hopwood Court day care service users and invited guests.
Hopwood Court is a part of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen Day Care. It offers a range of services and workshop shops for the elderly.
The event included a musical sing-a-long staged by Eric Haworth of Fine & Dandy Memory Workshops.
It also included quiz and home baked cakes, with tea and coffee, plus a display of bygone memorabilia to bring back memories and provide a talking point.
Based in Lancashire, Fine & Dandy Memory Workshops specialises in activities for older people living with dementia in the county.
It delivers interactive memory workshops and sing-a-long musical entertainment, bringing people with dementia together.
Its singing workshops and music entertainment take place in care homes, day centres, memory cafes cafés and retirement villages.
The sessions are interactive, engaging and stimulating so the mind remembers and they act as a springboard to new thinking.
Eric played the piano at the Hopwood Court session and was assisted on the guitar by Mark Wood of Hopwood Court.
Eric said: "It was very pleasing to bring the group together, enjoying songs and reminiscing."
A million people in the UK are expected to be living with dementia by 2025. There is growing evidence that music can help ease symptoms.
If you would like to find out more contact Eric here