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Lost Chord

Lost Chord provides interactive musical sessions for people living with dementia in residential homes to stimulate areas of the brain which are still able to respond.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Lost Chord is dedicated to improving the quality of life and well being of people living with dementia in residential homes by using interactive musical sessions to increase their general awareness and self esteem.
    Particular achievements have been :
    Some unable to communicate speak for the first time in months•
    Those who have not spoken for some time often sing all the right words to familiar songs in the right order.
    Those with agressive tendencies can become visibly calmed by the music.
    Those who are confused and unable to sit for any length of time are often able to sit and listen for far longer.
    Those who normnally show no reaction often come to life and express themselves in music and dance.

    The evidence of the power of live music in unlocking memories for people with dementia is striking and undeniable and the sense of achievement experienced by them is overwhelming.

  • Aims

    Lost Chord aims to:

    • To offer valuable and rewarding work for those who seek work in the voluntary sector.
    • To offer similar interactive sessions for the elderly in the Black and Asian community.
    • To raise self-esteem and general well being for those suffering from dementia.
    • To help sustain the musical career of highly trained professional musicians, whose talent can potentially help change the lives of those living with dementia.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1099385

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 22

    Phone number: 01709 811160

    Address: The Wesley Centre Blyth Road Maltby Rotherham S66 9JD

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