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It’s unhappy that Susan Tomes’ offer of personification for patients with insanity belligerent to a hindrance by red fasten (Letters, 12 January). we can describe a really opposite experience.

I play in an garb of 11 (mature) pledge musicians, some of whom usually picked adult their initial instrument during retirement. As a tyro practice to try personification in front of an audience, we initial offering a services to a internal caring home and we have never looked back. We play a reduction of American old-fashioned music, with a customers of caring homes, Alzheimer’s support centres and a internal hospital. There has never been a doubt of any form of vetting, even yet we are infrequently left to perform a residents but staff.

Quite detached from a pleasure that we get simply from personification song together, a biggest prerogative is to see a light awakening of someone who during initial seems to be asleep, from a twitching finger to attack a tambourine with a grin on their face. The steer of a room full of people with insanity and volunteers doing a conga to a Christmas tune set was unforgettable.

I would strongly inspire anyone who can offer song to do so; it is rewarding for everyone.
Pat Kirwan
Warminster, Wiltshire

The links between song and insanity are proven and it is value persevering. Care Home Open Day on 28 Jun is a ideal event to move arts, song and creativity into a lives of residents, relatives, staff and helpers.

Care homes are hubs of a community, and if people are put off volunteering we need to doubt how fit for purpose a regulations are. They should be there to offer residents rather than yield official obstacles to life.
Prof Martin Green
Chief executive, Care England

Your essay on song for insanity (Making song isn’t a nicety, it’s a necessity, 9 January) and letters (12 January) lift a doubt of anticipating low-pitched opportunities for people influenced by insanity and their families. The Arts 4 Dementia website lists song and dance events around a UK, permitted by amicable prescribers. Steve Phaure (Letters, 12 January) calls for volunteers during GP surgeries to bond people with song and other activities. To support amicable prescribing, Arts 4 Dementia is formulation to coordinate a proffer befriender network, ArtsPAL, to accompany people to prescribed exhibitions, performances and a giveaway midweek song offering by many churches.
Veronica Franklin Gould
Arts 4 Dementia

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