Dementia is one of the most devastating, debilitating and destructive diseases of the 21st Century.

There is no cure, however music has proved to be the most effective means of communication for those struggling to live with this appalling disease. ”

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An innovative charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of those suffering with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self esteem.

Registered Address: The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, South Yorkshire S66 8JD


Registered Charity Number: 1099385  *  Company Limited by Guarantee Number: 4793062

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Musicians are encouraged to stimulate this area of the brain by involving their audience in the use of percussion instruments, clapping in time to the music, dancing or swaying to the rhythm and singing along with familiar songs.

The area of the brain associated with musical patterns seems to remain responsive well after the ability to speak has diminished. This may be why someone unable to talk, can sing all the words to a familiar song in the right order.

Judges Comments: “Lost Chord has an extremely strong clarity of vision and sense of purpose making a real difference in the community. This simple concept has developed into a model which could be replicated across the UK”

All we need is the money!

Lost Chord is a charity founded in 1999 which organises interactive musical sessions for people with dementia in residential homes and day centres. Initially it performed in just 10 homes in South Yorkshire, however because of a GSK Impact Award it expanded into Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire with satellite schemes throughout the UK.

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Lesley Garrett
Sir Cliff Richard
Dame Vera Lynn
Lady Sykes
Lost Chord Patrons
David Moody
Chris Rea

Lesley has now been responsible for raising an incredible total of £36,000 for our 15th Anniversary appeal. What an amazing woman she is!!

Helena received a cheque for £10,000 from the Saturday Hospital Trust.


Can you help to raise invaluable funds for people with dementia? Why not get a team of 4 together and join us on Friday 15th May 2015 at Rotherham Golf Club.

£60 a head includes a bacon buttie for breakfast, a round of golf and the presentation dinner.

Please contact the Lost Chord office on 01709 811160 for a registration form.

Calling all Golfers!

Do you play golf or know anyone who does?


"Every concert is a surprise. Residents always react in ways that are touching, moving, and unpredictable. It's a great way to spend an hour of music making"

Nicola Wydenbach

Each concert is a unique experience