A MONTHLY singing group is set to open in Clacton for people with Dementia.

Singing for the Brain, is a programme developed by the Alzheimer’s Society for people with memory problems and their carers.

The Singing for the Brain sessions promotes communication through singing, which can help with articulation, concentration, focus and motivation.

Marion Howell, Services Manager for Alzheimer's Society, said: "Singing for the Brain is a very popular service and is available throughout Essex.

"Music and singing can be therapeutic to us all, but can be especially enjoyable for people with dementia as musical memories can be recalled, when other memories are hard to retrieve.

"The most important element of the Singing for the Brain sessions is that everyone has fun and leaves the session feeling uplifted.

"You don’t need to be a good singer to attend, it is all about joining in and remembering songs that are special and bring back good memories."

The first session of the new programme will take place on July 11 from 2pm until 3.30pm, at the Pier Avenue Baptist Church, Clacton.

The group will then take place on the second Thursday of each month throughout the year.

To find out more or to book a place, please contact the local Alzheimer’s Society office on 01245 260911.