Monthly Archives: May 2017

Music on the brain

May 17, 2017

Singing has been proven to play a special role in dementia care and Clifden House has capitalised on music’s therapeutic effects by partnering with Alzheimer’s initiative – Singing for the Brain. Clifden House, specialist dementia care centre, started holding a daily singing group for residents after learning about the work of Chreanne Montgomery-Smith, of the Alzheimer’s […]

A heartfelt account of a parent’s dementia diagnosis

Newhaven resident Richard Hewson, 78, was diagnosed with dementia in 2013. His son Steve describes the effect that this diagnosis had on his family. “We noticed a change four years ago,” says Steve, 54. “Subtle things like when he received birthday cards he’d place them upside down on the mantelpiece. He’d also pretend to have […]