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

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

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Volunteer Donate Here Lost Chord News CBE Lesley Garrett Sir Cliff Richard Dame Vera Lynn Lady Sykes Lost Chord Patrons David Moody Chris Rea Golf Day 2015

It is with great sadness that the Newbold Family announce the death of Mr Clifford James Newbold, DiplArch FRIBA FCIArb who died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday 29th April 2015.


Responsible for saving Wentworth Woodhouse for the nation and extremely supportive of Lost Chord, we are dedicating the event with Lesley Garrett at Wentworth Woodhouse on 26th September to his memory. He will be sorely missed by us all.


Mr Clifford James  Newbold

We had another glorious day of golf at Rotherham Golf Club. The winning team from Red Business machines was presented with solid silver cufflinks. Tea was served after the 9th green by Silvia and Cynthia two of our dedicated volunteers who worked all day assisted by Maggie Linford.  

Lesley Garrett supports Lost Chord  volunteer call

DONCASTER Diva Lesley Garrett is supporting a major new recruitment drive for leading dementia charity Lost Chord.


The internationally acclaimed opera star is a patron of the charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia ………

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foundation for long-term externally funded study program into this challenge to modern society - caring for those with dementia using alternative therapeutic approaches such as musical interventions. The highly successful launch this month included presentations by Professor Lord Winston of Imperial College and Royal College of Music, David  Robinson, Lead Music Therapist from Nordoff Robins and Helena Muller Chief Executive of Lost Chord.


Qualitative research has started in conjunction with Doctor Victoria Williamson, Research Fellow at Sheffield University, observing and recording how musical intervention works, building a knowledge repository as a firm

Sheffield University Research

where the shame and embarrasment of dementia is preventing early diagnosis and treatment. Experience has shown that appropriate cultural/spiritual music/poetry, encourages people in the BME community to attend the sessions where they can be signposted to appropriate organisations for further help and advise. This has so far proved extrememly successful with an increase in attendance at the BME Memory café.

 


Alzheimer’s Society and REMA (Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance) in operating a BME pilot to atempt to resolve the problems/issues of dementia which  are well hidden within the family circle,

BME Memory Cafe for the Arts & Humanities Festival Professor Lord Winston

Lost Chord is working in partnership with