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Vocalist and musician, Ukulele Henry is an entertainer covering a wide range of songs from yesteryear sing-a-longs 40s, 50s & 60s etc... To present day. Enthusiastic and fun with an emphasis on interaction and feeling happy - Henry's ambition is to keep a smile on people’s faces

maybe a small happy tear in their eye as they recall some musical memories. Covering the West Yorkshire region, Henry’s performances are Top Class Entertainment; he is experienced in the art of entertaining the elderly, guaranteed to lift the spirit of your residents. All budgets catered for. An entertainer experienced in                        

performer also specialising in music for the older audience. Covering everything from sing-a-longs to popular songs... will play anywhere in Yorkshire. Call for a price. Ukulele Henry

is a real crowd pleaser and a superb showman. registered on the EAC and Carehomes.co.uk entertainers list. Ukulele Henry can be booked for Care Homes throughout the Yorkshire Region. Please visit our Enquiries Page for a no obligation quote, why not click on any of the video's below and listen to Henry entertaining residents in a care home and nursing home setting or read some Customer Satisfaction Surveys in our Testimonials Page.

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bringing a smile to the faces of care and nursing home residents, making a positive contribution to any Activites programmes or social events. Ukulele Henry is a superb male vocalist and

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Entertainer for Care Homes & Nursing Homes

Ukulele Henry has been entertaining people with alzheimer's and dementia for some years now and has also seen for himself the transformation of people who may appear to be in a vegetative state. 'Even when someone can no longer talk, music becomes an avenue for communication and engagement. It seems to access parts of the brain that remain unaffected by the ravages of dementia.'

 

Many musicians, now regard care home visits as part of their learning experience. As well as being enormously beneficial to those with various forms of dementia and their carers, they can also be helpful and rewarding for the musicians themselves.

 

Sharing in a sing-a-long aids relaxation and promotes positive emotions. Music promotes health and wellbeing for People with Dementia and their Carers. Music has been shown to often have a dramatic effect. Whether it’s 60s soul, operatic arias or songs from the shows, music can soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories.

 

Musical entertainment in day centres and care homes offer musical opportunities to sing-a-long, listen,

socialise and move: whistle, clap or tap their feet. It helps them, and their carers, to feel life is worthwhile.

' Musical input can:

 

  •     Reconnecting people with their emotional past through familiar song

  •     Engaging people in the spontaneity of the present, promoting fun, animation, community bonding

            and family relationships

 

The total number of people living with dementia, currently is estimated at 820,000 in the UK and is

forecast to rise rapidly in the coming years and is predicted to be in excess of 1m by 2021.

So, while there are no long-term cures, ways of alleviating symptoms are becoming more available and

accessible.

 

People with dementia have a special ability to remember songs. Musical input can:

 

  •    Reduce isolation, promoting active engagement, communication, creativity and expressivity

  •    Alleviate the anxiety and depression often associated with dementia

  •    Stimulate memory

  •    Provide an opportunity for families to share experience and maintain a relationship with their loved one

   

Music can bring life to the whole care home or day centre. Music transforms the atmosphere and the effects ripple throughout the institution. The power of music, especially singing, unlocks memories and kickstarts the grey matter and puts a smile on everyones face. Music is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.

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