HAGLEY Place Care Home, in Ludlow, Shropshire, is hosting "Singing for the Brain" sessions with the first one being held on Friday, March 15 at 3pm.

Singing for the brain is shown to improve mood, wellbeing and brain activity in those living with dementia.

The sessions will be held in one of the lounges and refreshments will be available. The sessions will be led by Naomi Hart, a Singing for the Brain leader for the Alzheimers Society.

Hagley Place welcomes everyone to come and attend the sessions and there is no charge for entry or refreshments.

Claire Harris, GM, said, "We are always looking for ways to offer free and valuable services to the local community that benefit everyone. Along with our dementia café and our emergency services rest stop initiative we hope provide a welcome opportunity to everyone in our community."

Michelle Jones, head of activities, said, "Singing is a wonderful way to connect with people who are living with dementia and connects on a very deep level even with the most advanced dementia, where other therapies may not reach. Singing well known songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s has a very positive impact and increases engagement and wellbeing not to mention being just simply fun!"