Things are moving quickly here at Music For My Mind, we have an App Developer in place as well as an experienced individual working on the monitoring devices for responses to music.
It looks like we may also have an experienced social worker to join the team. She has been a dementia pathfinder and founded My Home Life. It’s all systems go now so that we can start making a positive difference to people living with dementia.
We have our new logo and this website to let people know what we are doing and how they can help.
We have all the paperwork and signatures sent off to register this new charity and we have been given generous donations in order to open the bank account.
Great news too that we also have some elderly volunteers who are living with dementia and their families who have come forward to help us.
On a personal note, if you have been on this ‘dementia journey’, with a loved one, or are currently on it, at whatever stage, you will understand the feeling of helplessness that this disease instills in you.
You now recognise the tell-tale signs of dementia that had been evident much earlier but you put them down to stress or eccentricity. You feel guilty that you misjudged their behaviour as uncaring or spiteful when all the time the dementia pathology was becoming established.
Music for My Mind offers the opportunity to reconnect, a chance to experience the comfort of the familiar for both of you.
If you would like to try your own experiments with personalised music with your family or group, please let us know what happens.