Singing for the Brain

Alzheimer’s Society is here to support​ anyone affected by dementia through this difficult time

If you need advice, please call our Dementia Connect support line:

0333 150 3456 

Support line opening hours

Monday – Wednesday:  9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday – Friday:         9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:       10:00am – 4:00pm

Due to Covid-19 all our face to face services are currently on hold


Singing for the Brain is a group activity which has been carefully designed for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, in order to receive the many health benefits that are woven into the fun of singing.  It is an enjoyable, friendly and uplifting activity giving many people a much-needed boost in confidence, all led by a trained facilitator.

We meet for light refreshments and a chat beforehand to help people relax and get to know each other.  Once the session starts, we sit in a circle and do some exercises to warm up the voice.  Then the fun really begins by singing a range of songs, either unaccompanied or sometimes using musical instruments.

Please note that no previous singing expertise is required!

Singing for the Brain sessions are free to attend and complimentary refreshments are available.



Methodist Hall, Lower Meadow Road, Alcombe, Minehead

Alternate Thursdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm

For further information please contact Carol Sweeting on 01458 251 541 or




St James Church Hall, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JS

Alternate Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm

For further information please contact Carol Sweeting on 01458 251 541 or




Seager Hall, Union Street, Wells

Second Monday of every month, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

For further information please contact Shirley Pays on 01458 251 541 or




Muchelney House, Wharf Lane, Ilminster

Alternate Thursdays, 10am – 12pm

For further information please contact  01458 251 541 or



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