Call for singers in the next Chorus coming soon!
The program, based on the Giving Voice Initiative, will be for two 9 week periods, with Spring and Fall performances. There will be 8 weeks of practice with a Choral Director and Accompanist, and on the 9th week, the live concert: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) Chorus. Check out KTUU’s story about the chorus.
Who: Persons with dementia and their care partners. Call Ann Farris if you’re interested: 907-561-3313
What: Sing! A fun activity to foster joy, well-being, and mind
Check out the Voices of the Last Frontier rehearsing below!
More About Music and Its Effects on Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
Music is transformative for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD); it can trigger memories that bring a person living with dementia into a more engaged state. This may happen because when we learn music, it is stored in “procedural memory” which is used for routines and repetitive activities. When a person progresses through dementia, procedural memory is frequently left intact. Read more about the awakening effect music has on individuals experiencing ADRD here.
Watch how a chorus can provide an activity in which care partners could participate together with others and perhaps slow the inevitable cognitive decline, like it as for 82 year old Ann Hope.