Dementia changes lives.
And so do charities like ours.
We’re Forget-me-not Chorus - a charity bringing the joy of singing to people living with dementia, and those who support them.
Our community: Supporting everyone living with dementia
Are you looking for a group to support you as you face the challenges of dementia?
Join our community in person…
Or meet up with us online
In care homes: Bring uplifting singing sessions into your care home
Our specially trained music leaders can make your care home come alive with song. Join a pre-recorded singing session, a zoom session or find out about a visit to your care homeLearn more
Supporting people with dementia through the power of song
For over 10 years, Forget-me-not Chorus has been organising joy-filled singing sessions for people with all forms of dementia, as well as the families, friends and professional staff looking after them. Today, over 1000 people – from millennials to centenarians – participate in our singing sessions every week, pan Wales and now further afield too.Learn more
A welcome break from the daily routine
Dementia can be both isolating, debilitating, exhausting and stressful. Music – and especially singing – offers a respite from the relentless routine. Wherever we meet, whether you’re on Zoom or in the room, you’ll find joy, laughter & song.
So take a breath, and find your voice again!
More than a simple singalong
Led by a team of professional musicians, our sessions use music to communicate, to encourage engagement and interaction. It’s about more than simply singing old songs, or bringing back memories.
We regularly team-up with professional artists to create original works to share with the wider community, which foster a sense of worth and achievement.
So express yourself in song, and lift your spirits!
Over the last year, the Forget-me-not Chorus have been running zoom sessions in St Davids Hospital, Cardiff, using song to connect with patients and collect music and stories. Writer Emma Jenkins joined the sessions to capture the stories and songs of the participants, weaving them together to create “Digital Threads”.
This unique and innovative artistic collaboration has been represented visually by the groundbreaking artist Nathan Wyburn, and the BAFTA Cymru winning actor Callum Scott Howells, who has given a voice to those whose stories and lives deserve to be heard and not forgotten in these isolating and challenging times.View Project