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Music therapy continues for Bucks residents

Chiltern Music Therapy are providing an adapted service for the vulnerable.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 1:42pm 17th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Music therapy continues for Bucks residents

Buckinghamshire residents can order special packs from the group.

Chiltern Music Therapy are a not-for-profit organisation that uses music to support and connect people of all ages across Buckinghamshire. 

By providing evidence-based Music Therapy services in every setting, including specialist Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), MATADOC and Neonatal Music Therapy services.

During lockdown their in person services have had to be suspended but things like the 'Carry on Singing' packs they have created will hopefully help fill the gap.

Catherine is from the group:

"We usually run a number of groups aimed at older adults particularly those living with dementia and their careers. The 'Carry On Singing' packs are designed for those in mind.

"They're specifically created to support emotional well being, movement and speech and cognition."

Although the leaders of the group may be trained the purpose is not to make someone a great singer.

Catherine explains:

"Music is very powerful as we all know. It has the power to move us, both emotionally and physically. Singing lifts our mood, helps with breathing and with people with dementia it can help with memory and reminiscence. 

"It's all about participation. Occasionally some of our groups do performances, but its about coming together on the day. Its about that communal experience, feeling less isolated and still being able to do that at home through use of our resource packs."

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