Music stays in the memory
FRIENDS in Harmony Choir leader Dorothy Ebel says the benefits of singing for people with Alzheimer’s disease are “marvellous”.
Ms Ebel said the choir, which includes people with Alzheimer’s disease and carers, would be celebrating its eighth anniversary this year.
“I have a background in theatre, music and singing and I just love doing it,” Ms Ebel said.
“People have heard about the choir by word of mouth.
“We have about 45 people on the books but usually about 20 people singing.”
Ms Ebel said singing helped to expand the lungs and the memory.
“It works on memory very well,” she said.
“Music is something very special.
can’t remember some things, you can still remember music.”
Dorothy Ebel (choir conductor) with Friends in Harmony members.