Nobody knows what’s around the corner. At Chiltern Music Therapy we want to help people, if they find themselves in times of trouble, from a brain injury or dementia. We fully understand the power that music has to make a positive impact on people’s lives, no matter how severe their injury or illness may be. Research has shown that music is processed in several different areas of the brain. This means that even if some areas are damaged, music can still reach others. In fact, music can help build new neural pathways around the damaged areas of the brain.
That is why yesterday, we launched the “Song for Life” Card where Chiltern Music Therapy began, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
The card has been designed as a gift to your future self. It fits inside your wallet alongside your donor card and driver's licence and can be kept there in case you ever need it. Your card will have a song you choose that can spark memories and enhance communication with your loved ones if you have had a brain injury or dementia.
We had a great time yesterday launching the Song for Life card in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Rosie, our Founder was at the event and said:
“I was delighted to be at the launch of our Song for Life in Chesham, speaking to the local community and discovering what their most meaningful song is. We had a real mix of songs but Simon and Garfunkel was one of the most popular artists! It's so important to us at Chiltern that we can encourage people to remember that music has the power to be truly life-changing in some of life's hardest moments. For any of us, who may experience a time when we are unable to express our wishes, such as through a brain injury or diagnosis of dementia, these cards are a beautiful and simple way to give your family or friends the information they need, to reach us through the power of music.”
We've included a few photos from the launch below.
You can download a digital card for free, or for just £3.50 you can have your very own physical card for your wallet. Click here to find out more.