Christmas Carol Concert, Alzheimers, Worthing

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Nearly 100 people supported the Christmas Carol Concert on 14 December which was led by local people with dementia. 

Held at the Salvation Army Church, in Crescent Road, Worthing and supported by their talented Salvation Army musicians, the event included carols, reading, Christmas instrumental pieces and poems read by St. Andrew's Boys CE High School for Boys and members of the Town Cryers.

The Town Cryers, a group of people living well with dementia, were instrumental in selecting the concert programme and formed the organising committee for this event. 

We heard from Dr Fiona Pipon-Young, Psychologist, Memory Assessment Service about how the Town Cryers had helped them to improve their signage and communications at Swandean and from Laura Green, Alzheimer's Society who spoke about the Time for Dementia Project. If you are interested in helping out you can sign up here as they are short of people living with dementia and their carers for the next intake of students. To learn more about the project, watch the video and how it benefits the knowledge of new medical students.

Tim Wilkins, Service User Involvement Officer said 'I thank everyone who has been involved with our annual Christmas Carol Concert especially the Salvation Army for joining us for this very special concert. It so important that people living with dementia are able to contribute to community events such as this. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and look forward to our next concert in 2017.'

We have a long tradition of supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

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