About Our Dementia Choir
There are 850,000 people in the UK who live with a form of dementia and despite the progress being made in the search for a cure, it is unlikely to come quick enough to help them. For these people, what’s essential is to find the best way of living with their dementia.
‘Our Dementia Choir’ began as part of a documentary created for BBC. The two part series saw acclaimed actress Vicky McClure take us on a deeply personal journey where she sets out to discover the true extent of music’s power in combatting dementia. Vicky knows only too well the cruelness of dementia having helped care for her grandma who died in 2015. But Vicky also saw the amazing effect the music had in calming her down as well as giving glimpses of the old Nana. Vicky formed a choir of people all living with dementia in her home town of Nottingham to see whether music can make measurable difference to their lives. The result: Our Dementia Choir.
The choir has had such an immeasurably positive effect that it’s member have remained in regular contact since the show aired. Under the Choir leadership of Angela, the choir has continued to meet and sing but donations are vital to keep this amazing choir running and your generous support is much appreciated.
Our Dementia Choir Registered charity number 1187483