MP joins Newton House and Alzheimer Scotland for launch of dementia friendly music sessions
East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton visited Newton House, our luxury care home in Newton Mearns this week to take part in a musical memory class and chat with residents.
Newton House Care Home, on North Greenlaw Way welcomed the Conservative MP on Tuesday as they launched their new Musical Minds session.
The MP joined residents and visitors at the class, where people are encouraged to sing, dance and play instruments while professional singers perform a diverse selection of classic songs.
The class was devised by Alzheimer Scotland, as research suggests that music is an excellent tool for reminiscence, helping people access old memories and make new ones.
Newton House is now running the Musical Minds session the third Tuesday of every month at 10.30am, and this is open to everyone. Care Home Manager Helen Hendrie said that even those who don't have dementia could feel the benefit of music therapy.
Helen said "It's a joyful experience and anybody can get involved. We know that the impact it has on residents who live with dementia is overwhelmingly positive, and they get a lot out of the sessions. But equally, its a great place to come and enjoy a sing along, no matter what your circumstances are. It's important to us that people in the local community, particularly those who feel isolated or lonely know that we are running Musical Minds so they can join in too. Everyone leaves with a smile on their face!"
To find out more about Musical Minds, or to book your place at our next event contact us on 0141 616 5060 or email [email protected]
Newton House Care Home, North Greenlaw Way, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire G77 6GZ