Singing for the Brain

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.



Axbridge Town Hall, The Square, Axbridge BS26 2AR.  Alternate Tuesdays, 2.30-4.30pm.  For further information please contact Jacquie Punter on 01458 251 541 or email

Please note that this service will no longer be ran by Alzheimer’s Society from October 18. The service will continue as usual but will be run by Maureen Campbell, a trained Singing For The Brain facilitator


Methodist Hall, Lower Meadow Road, Alcombe, Minehead.  Alternate Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.  For further information please contact Paul King on 01278 663 760 or email


St James Church Hall, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JS.  Alternate Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.  For further information please contact Carol Sweeting on 01278 663 760 or email


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 email


Muchelney House, Wharf Lane, Ilminster.  Alternate Thursdays, 10am-12pm.  For further information please contact  01458 251 541 or


Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne DT9 3RA.  Alternate Thursdays, 10am-12pm.  For further information please contact the Dorset office on 0300 123 1916 or email

Weston super Mare:

Vintage Community Church, Hughenden Road, WSM BS23 2UR.  Every Monday, 10.15am-11.45pm.  For more information telephone 0300 123 45 89 or email



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