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Music and me

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Music keeps me mind clear and gives me a clear focus every day.

I’d just like to mention a project I’m doing, to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. Since I’ve  been diagnosed it seems to me, music has become very -– what’s the word – it’s become very important, if you like. More important in my life than it was before, with a view to composing stuff. You know singing – and I’m recording a lot of stuff now, purely as an amateur, but it’s very, very enjoyable and it keeps my mind clear and gives me a clear focus everyday about what I enjoy doing. 

It’s been lovely in the past having everyone involved, all the other people with dementia, the carers, friends, family, enjoying it and helping out with background vocals and stuff. Members of the SURF* group were involved too. And we’ll be doing a lot more stuff together in the future, together as well, because I’m doing a little project for Alzheimer’s research, like a mini album, 6  or 7 songs, to go onto their website to raise funds for research which we all think is quite a nice  thing and enjoyable thing to do. So as we go along we’ll let you know – and sure we can send you the videos when they’re done so you can have a look at them. Okay, bye for now.

*The SURF group: The Service User Reference Forum is a group of people who represent the views of people living with dementia, carers and families across the city of Liverpool.

An audio version of Paul's blog can be found at: https://soundcloud.com/dementia-diaries/paul-3-nottingham-uni

 

 

 

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