There are more than 800,000 people living in the UK with dementia. Within our home county of Northamptonshire there is a staggering 12,500 people living with this condition. Music and creative activities can play an enormous part in helping people suffering the effects of dementia, at all stages, as well as playing an important part in the health and wellbeing of people suffering from the effects of various other mental and physical health conditions.
At Pink Rooster our work focuses on providing relief from the effects of dementia and other mental and physical barriers. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of those in need through the therapeutic power of music and creative arts!
Music can have a dramatic impact on the daily lives of people who, for one reason or another, feel socially isolated. This is because music can bring people together, and also allows them to engage mentally and physically with the music.
Current research suggests that music can even:
- reduce the need for medication;
- less care staff interventions;
- reduce anxiety, depression, aggression and stress.
Our work has proven this to be true and many of our beneficiaries have experienced a reduction in one or more of the above effects.
The therapeutic power of music and creative activity can also have a positive impact on physical wellbeing. Interacting with music by using percussion instruments, dancing, tapping hands and feet also provides a lower level of physical therapy.
How can you help?
We are always looking funding to help support our work, but we also seek donations of unused musical instruments for our beneficiaries to use at our music sessions and MP3 players that can be used to provide personalised playlists for individuals living with dementia.
Please visit our donation page to see how you can help make a positive difference to our beneficiaries.