Help get dementia sufferers singing by donating your old iPod

Singing for the Brain
Singing for the Brain

Alzheimer’s sufferers in Hemel Hempstead could benefit from your old or unused iPod as part of a programme which aims to engage those with dementia through music.

Bluebird Care Chiltern & Dacorum, which helps vulnerable adults to remain independent by providing care workers to assist them in their own homes, is hosting an iPod donation drive to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain groups in Herts.

All iPod equipment collected will be divided between the Singing for the Brain initative and the charity Playlist for Life, which helps create and deliver a loved one’s playlist for life.

Jill Dean, leader of Singing for the Brain Herts said: “This is an incredibly popular service and being able to provide iPods with personal music will extend the provision of our service to people with dementia.”

Bluebird Care managing director Graham Batterham said: “We are delighted to be supporting both these charities as we are committed to doing our utmost to help our customers to live as full and rewarding lives as possible.”

The drive will take place at the Bluebird Care office at 5 Clifton Court, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday, May 22. The care at home service will also accept iPod equipment donations at any time during office opening hours of 8.30am to 5pm until July 31.