Dementia-Friendly & Wellbeing

Music Cares

Since 2014, we have engaged with the older community, placing a particular focus on individuals living independently with dementia, alongside their families and carers. 

With the support of music therapy charity Mindsong, 27 of our players have now been trained to deliver specialised activity for those living with dementia in and around our regional communities. Across the Midlands, an estimated 141,146 people are living with dementia (NHS, 2024).

Music Cares is the overarching title for our music-led workshops in regional care homes and our pioneering regional community dementia café, Café Muse.  

Find out more below, or for more information call 01926 350028 or email education@orchestraoftheswan.org

Dementia-friendly music videos

Music-led participative community café

"Thank you for all that you and your wonderful musicians do for the dementia community."

"Music is one of the biggest therapies for people living with dementia and we can see it on our residents' faces.”

“It has been a life saver for me as when we attend Café Muse, I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders”

The Swan interacting with creativity to
brighten the lives of people living with dementia

“Music has such a powerful role in supporting people at whatever stage of their dementia journey. It is such an amazing experience to see people come alive with the music; join in, tap their feet, sing along and really get involved with the sessions.
We are so pleased to be able to bring our professional musicians to these homes & cafés and know that our players are gaining a great deal from the experience too.”

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