The Benefits of Music for Those Living with Dementia

Tune in Thursday Feb 28th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am

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Lori La Bey chats with Bexi Owen, a singer, who has been touring the UK to raise awareness of the benefits of music for dementia. Bexi is committed to campaigning for all those living with dementia to have regular access to music.  Join us in this fun and uplifting conversation.

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    FIVE YEARS AGO They said it couldn’t be done ???

    Wayne Mesker from the USA was the first to start something called “Rock Against dementia” I saw it and thought? What an incredible idea !! And with the help of Wayne (now a friendship set in stone) and others around the world we called it WORLD ROCKS AGAINST DEMENTIA, that was only a few years ago, since then we have built it up in the last four years into what it is today, and it can only get better. The time and date of this is Feb 28th 2019 so we only have 23 days to go now till our next WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL and to remember all those we have lost and to celebrate all those who help.

    Our current record up to last year was 85 events happening globally, we have SMASHED that this year with 88, YES EIGHTY EIGHT events happening around the world and STILL COUNTING, please take a look at the list SO FAR AND HOW MANY COUNTRIES / PLACES

    They said it couldn’t be done ??? Well, they obviosly never took into consideration and people’s faith in humankind and kindness around the world. Its still not too late to join this year by holding a very small event, coffee morning, cake sale etc, if not please contact me about next year, never to early to start planning

    Very best wishes, Co Founders Norms (Uk) and Wayne (USA and THANK you for your Vision) ) of WRAD WORLD ROCKS AGAINST DEMENTIA 2019


    1) RAD Nashville tbc.with Jay Allen. 2) RAD19CLE 24th;Brothers Lounge. 3) RAD19NYC tbc 4) RAD19GALWAY March 22nd Roisin Dubh, Galway City. 9pm. 5) RAD19ONTARIO 22nd Mar; 6) RADSTOCK CLEVELAND 17TH-18TH Aug. 7) Ardsi Mumbai Chapter AD tbc; 8) Asbury Park New Jersey USA August Fran Pannella; 9) DAI online Kate Swaffer Worldwide 10) Silver Innings, Sailesh Mishra. India. March 11) Torquay mem café, Devon, UK Sat 23rd March Riviera Sound Choir. 1.30 to 3.30 Barton Baptist Church, Hatthaway Rd. Torquay. 12) Top Town Memory Cafe Camelford UK.13th Mar 13) Launceston Memory Cafe UK 16/30th Mar 14) SPELTHORNE DEM SUPPORT Jean Saunders 30th March,Jubilee Centre, Shepperton UK.With Terry Gleed 15) Adriana Fernandes-bowyer. Reading UK 16) April Lewis Weston Super Mare UK. 1st March Tropicana with Mark Anthony Sweeting Sweet Silent Disco. 17) Debbie Moffat Aus. (July). 18) Purple Cities All. Knoxville, Tennessee – Kathy Broggy 30th March 19) Purple Cities All. Sevier County, Tennessee – Gary Johnson 20) Anil Polkharel Lithuania. 21) Shedfield Lodge, Hants, UK 22) Depression Big Black Dog Facebook. Sarah & Pam. 23) Eastwood Memory Café, Nottingham. Diane Rowley 22nd March (Everyone Can Sing and Oldish Spice, Phoenix Singing Choir.) 24) Eastwood Memory Cafe. Nottingham. Diane Rowley 29th March Beatroute 25) Isles of Scilly, UK, Jenny Byers 26) New Zealand,Jean Nicholls Private party. 27) Ajay Kumar Chhetri Online event raising awareness throughout March 2019 28) Pendine Park, N Wales, Christine Lewis 29) Steps Ahead Care & Support, Post Office Inn, Plympton, Devon, UK 23rd Mar. 30) Annette Brandstaetter/Jess Yarham Baker: Bridport, UK 31) Sandra Barford UKPrivate party “Kitchen Rockin'” Nefyn, N. Wales 22nd Mar 32) Peter Jones Y Castell Public House, Pwllheli, N. Wales 22nd March. Purple Angel collection/musical entertainment 8pm. 33) Kiki Edwards, Nigeria. 34) Ashley Gardens Care Center, Maidstone, Kent. 35) Dunboyne Court Torquay (March, date to be arranged ) by Sanctuary housing 36) Whitley Court Paignton coffee morning/cake sale, (March date to be arranged) 37)Bideford Sanctuary Housing WRAD Coffee morning, Care Company (March Date to be arranged) 38) Bernadette González Orta Mexico 23rd Mar. High School Students, Mexico City.. 39) Timo Tex Turpeinen. Finland 40) Isle of Wight – Kim Brown – Nature Therapy CIC 22nd Mar. 41)Gail Sonnesso, GEMS, Kitty Hawk, N. Carolina Rock & Roll against dementia 42) Cannock Dementia Aware Fest 30th March Dave Evans 43) Galmpton & Totnes St Johns C of E Primary School Choir. 44) Telford, Shropshire, Brian Clowes with Time Traveller’s Ball String of Pearls Duo.In aid of Huntingdon’s.30th March. 45) Newquay – Lynn Bartrip-Kay 22nd Mar Age UK Day Centre – Happy Voices Choir. 46) Advinia Relations. Burrswood Hse, Newton St, Bury, Gtr Manchester UK. Public event. 22nd March . Debra Arlott 47) Lydia Giménez Llort Spain University WRAD.Autonomous University of Barcelona 48) Sunrise Senior Living at Bramhall. Karen Harrison. Afternoon Tea with a singer. 22nd March. 49) Overbury Dementia Home, Wroxham, Norfolk. 23rd Mar 1-5pm Open to the public. Beth Bailey 50) Bexi Owen Event details to follow. 51) Reflections Cornwall Angela Downing/Debbie Hannon 1970’s Disco featuring Abba 22nd March. 52) RAD & Ride Cruise – In April 20 / Parma,Ohio 53) RAD & Ride Cruise-In September/ Parma, Ohio 54)RAD Tri-Cities tbc 55) Caitlin Windsor. 28th Mar. Lost Brewing Co. Boone.NC.details. Dementia awareness club at App State. 56) Norway. Per Valland Private guitar event. 22nd- 25th March. 57)Lime Court Care Home, Essex. Sarah Meachen. Live singer Michaela Fulleylove 22nd March.Fundraising for Purple Angel. 58) City of Parma. Rock for Dementia Awareness. Parma Area Chamber of Commerce Rib ‘n Rock. Wayne Mesker Angels in Disguise 6th June. 59) Advinia Relations Croxteth, Liverpool. Music in Hospitals & Care. 21st March. 60) Advinia Relations Mill View, Bolton. Music/Raffle date tba 61) Advinia Relations Bedford Care Home, Leigh. Music & Raffle date tba. 62) Appleby House,Care UK. Ashley Centre, Epsom with Epsom Primary School singing. Raising funds. 28th March. 63) Sweet n’ Sour Camelford, Cornwall. 30th March at The Old Bank. 64) Tudor Court, Paignton, Devon.23rd March.Shabnam |Shabnam Nazir 65) Sunrise of Banstead- Bake off competition against Gracewell of Bookham, followed by afternoon tea and live music (Friday 22nd March, 2.30-5pm) 66)Gracewell of Adderbury- Live Ukulele band (Friday 22nd March) 67)Gracewell of Kentford- Rock & Roll party, with live music (Sunday, 24th March) 68)Sunrise of Bramhall- Afternoon tea party with live music (Friday, 22nd March) 69)Hyne Town House, Dartmouth, Devon, UK. Coffee Morning 28th March. 70)Vietnam – Luan Trinh Anh 71) Italy: Sente Mente and Dali Lydia (working with Harry Urban) details to follow 23rd March Altamura. 72) Carolyn Phoenix Little Uke Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Eastbourne and surrounding. Musical therapy throughout March. 73) -Gracewell of Fareham- Rock & Roll extravaganza with live music (23rd) 74)Sunrise of Hale Barnes- ‘Movement to Music’ session (22nd Mar) 75)Sunrise of Hale Barnes -Gin & Tonic afternoon social, with live pianist (23rd Mar) 76)Sunrise of Hale Barnes – Music Quiz 24th Mar 77) Gracewell of Frome – Rocking Cake Baking followed by live Rock & Roll music and quiz 22nd Mar. 78) Gracewell of Frome – Requests hour with live music, followed by rock choir performance 23rd Mar 79) Sunrise of Bassett – Live Music with Brett Brooks 24th Mar. 80)Gracewell of Sutton- Rock & roll themed keep fit class and rocky road bites baking session (22nd), Special rockin’ early afternoon music performance and rock & roll themed quiz night (23rd) 81)Gracewell of Ascot- Community music afternoon with live performances (23rd) 82)Gracewell of Sway- Live music from Dolly Parton tribute, Line dancing and afternoon tea (22nd), Live ukulele band (24th) 83)Sunrise of Chorleywood- Jazz themed cheese and wine party (22nd), Live music with dance competition (23rd), Live piano concert (24th) 84)Gracewell of Chingford- Live concert with Avon Prep School (22nd) 85)Sunrise of Guildford- All day music festival with live performances, music quiz and gin tasting (23rd) 86)Sunrise of Westbourne- Week long celebrations, including live music and dance show (19th), Music quiz and live musical entertainment (22nd), Dance troupe performance (24th). 87) Kays Carers Newton Abbot open day March 7th 12.00pm 88)Shakti Sings – A Day of honoring the Earth through Song – March Collection for MP3 players.Mary Ellen

    On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 3:01 PM Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog wrote:

    > Alzheimer’s Speaks posted: ” Tune in Thursday Feb 28th at 2pm EST, 1pm > CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am Click Below > to Listen to Radio Show Lori La Bey chats with Bexi Owen, a singer, who has > been touring the UK to raise awareness of the benef” >

  2. Hi,I have visited your site for years, as well as having my Dad, a musician loose his battle with this disease. I am a seasoned professional who has been facilitating Music Dance & Rhythms classes for over 17 years for Seniors, Alzheimer Dementia Clients either On Site On Line via Teleconferencing. Some of my classes are groups of individuals from their homes On Line or Classrooms within a Center On Line or On Site.

    If you think we can speak further to see how My program affects and effects the clients please contact me to set up a skype call or phone call.

    Dee Rao Walker 718-801-3848

    On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:04 AM Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog wrote:

    > Alzheimer’s Speaks posted: ” Tune in Thursday Feb 28th at 2pm EST, 1pm > CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London and 6am on the 29th at 6am Click Below > to Listen to Radio Show Lori La Bey chats with Bexi Owen, a singer, who has > been touring the UK to raise awareness of the benef” >

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