Multiple studies have evidenced the positive effect of music therapy on people with dementia and disabilities. The process of singing and playing music appears to balance emotions, stimulate conversation and reduce blood pressure. That effect impacts carers as well, reducing stress levels.
The NHS routinely recruit music therapists and practice the discipline across all age groups including children and people with learning disabilities. The simple joy of listening to music and singing along seems to stir positive emotions in everyone.
Thankfully Carousel hold several sessions in Lancashire and Merseyside to provide access to people who might not otherwise benefit from it. We get to see first hand the happiness it brings. If you know of anyone who might benefit too, check out our Events Page and see where your closest group is.