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Drumming Down Dementia Project funded by Arts Council

Worthing Dementia Hub has been awarded £7,550 for Drumming Down Dementia sessions

We are delighted to announce this new project funded by the Arts Council England that will deliver 50 sessions of drumming fun for people living with dementia in the Worthing District.

A trained session leader, who is a trained PT and drummer, will encourage people with dementia to participate in these fun sessions with large inflatable exercise ball and traditional drumsticks. The balls sit on top of large buckets with a diameter of 174 cms and participants will beat out the rhythm of the music with drumsticks.

The music is significant in its choice as it will provoke memories and singalong. The drumming sessions will include exercise as the participants will be moving in their seats. We have previously held sample groups who have found the experience fun, interactive and thought provoking. The added health benefit has seen increased heartbeats after the session.

Drumming Down Dementia sessions will be offered weekly for 6 weeks to day service clients and specific dementia care homes. The funding will deliver 50 sessions in total across the Worthing District.

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