Clair tells us about how her memory loss associated with her encephalitis diagnosis has drawn her closer to her grandmother and their shared love of music and art.Continue reading
Louisa Bayliss became an Admiral Nurse in 2022. Read how music plays such an important part in her personal and professional lives.Continue reading
Nicholas was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 2 years ago. Read how choral and classical music have played, and still play, such an important part in his life.Continue reading
You can now choose between Spotify or YouTube as a way to listen to your personalised playlist! This has all been made possible with the helpful feedback we receive from families who have used our Playlist Maker.Continue reading
Music for my Mind was delighted to be chosen by a group of students from the University of Hertfordshire Event Management programme, who organised a fundraising event to support our work.Continue reading
Music for my Mind would like to thank the Hollick Family Foundation for their generous support over the years!Continue reading
St Albans Bach Choir - Carol concert support
This year, we were delighted to be chosen by the St Albans Bach Choir as one of the supported charities during their Carol concert. We are very grateful for their kind support.
We were invited to an evening performance on 12th December, by the St Albans Bach Choir, who were joined by the Embassy Brass. Our Project Assistant, Dimana Georgieva, spoke for a few minutes, sharing more details about the work that we do for people living with memory loss and dementia. The audience were invited to give donations to our charity after the concert.
The support was incredible, raising over £1,072 for Music for my Mind. We are very grateful for everyone’s generosity. The money raised will go towards reaching more people affected by memory loss or dementia and creating personalised playlists to improve their well-being and that of their families and carers.
We were treated to a wonderful performance of the choir, including of favourite carols such as ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’.
We want to thank the St Albans Bach Choir and the St Albans Cathedral once again, for choosing to support Music for my Mind and for everyone’s generous contributions and interest.
Keith McAdam (MFMM Chairman) accepting an envelope for the generous donation collected during the Christmas Carol concert by the St Albans Bach Choir in December 2021.
Photo credit: Stephen Boffey
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“A close member of my family was very ill in University College Hospital with leukopenic sepsis, having just moved from the Intensive Therapy Unit to a ward. He was very unresponsive when I went in to see him, seemed delirious and not able to converse sensibly…so I put on some Bach on the iPad. He immediately sat forward and started to discuss whether Bach was religious, told me his date of birth (correctly), and we then discussed how much we loved the music of Bach! A quite amazing transformation!”
Story by Prof. Shirley Hodgson, Emeritus at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London
Both of these actresses, directly and indirectly affected by dementia, have done so much to not only talk about dementia, but to change the conversation: from passive woe to active, urgent, running and confident movement towards a change in social care, both nationally and globally.
We at Music for my Mind are incredibly inspired by the both of them.
Two of our wonderful supporters have quite literally gone the extra mile by completing the Thames Path Challenge! And in a follow-up to our earlier blogpost, we can now share that our wonderful supporter Bhaveet has completed his enormous 1000km walk, 100km of which he did in support of Music for my Mind!Continue reading