working with adults - therapeutic music

Whilst Sally has over 35 years’ experience using music to help with people with dementia and Alzheimer's. She has designed the sessions and music so that it can be delivered effectively and purposefully by you.

You don't need to be musical - just have a lively personality and love meeting new people!

There are so many people with Alzheimer's and dementia in Great Britain. Current numbers stand at 820,000 but the number is growing every day. Music is one of the most effective ways to reach people with dementia, and Kiddleydivey has proved, over the last 18 years that their approach is successful and popular.

Kiddleydivey are extremely lively and energetic! They involve the audience by interacting with the whole group and individuals, encouraging lots of participation. The introduction of the funny hats part-way through keeps people engaged and everyone thoroughly enjoys participation with the musical instruments they provide. Kiddleydivey is marvellous …. they engage our residents from the moment they introduce themselves to the final encore! Chesham Bois Manor

Everyone has a connection to music - young and old. People with dementia and Alzheimer's often find it difficult to communicate and relate to other people. Music naturally elicits strong emotions and encourages sociable behaviour which helps to overcome these difficulties. Music has the ability to bring people together and build confidence and happiness. Even those with the most advanced Alzheimer's and dementia can find comfort and pleasure in remembering the songs, recalling the words and bringing back to life the associated memories.

Kiddleydivey have many experiences of seeing people smile and laugh for the first time in many years.

Kiddleydivey Therapeutic Music sessions are structured, planned and have been carefully developed using a tried and tested model to provide a therapeutic, entertaining and enjoyable experience. Supporting this model, Kiddleydivey combines the use of bubbles, cheer leading pompoms, scarves, hats and a big box of percussion instruments, to encourage the residents to participate, whilst stimulating, entertaining and involving them in activity.

Our older clients are always hugely appreciative and always ask us to come back soon!

You are very welcome to come along to see us working - just give us a call - 07740679054

Everyone always has a lot of fun – why don’t you join us!