The work of South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord is being featured in a new Radio 4 documentary, fronted by jazz pianist Jamie Cullum.
In the series, Piano Pilgrimage, Jamie travels around the country meeting fellow piano enthusiasts. And in the January 18 episode, to be broadcast at 10.30am on BBC Radio 4, he meets people with dementia, discovering what the piano means to them.
Lost Chord provides interactive musical experiences for people with dementia in care homes and day centres - and Jamie visited and took part in a Lost Chord session at the Brunswick Garden Retirement Village in Woodhouse, Sheffield.
He joined Lost Chord musicians Deborah Norman and Andrea Kmecova and spoke to chief executive Helena Muller.
“Jamie Cullum is an inspirational musician who fully understands the way music can touch the lives of people in all walks of life,” said Helena.
“It was uplifting to see how he became completely involved in the session at Brunswick Garden Retirement Village. Not only did he sing duets and perform on the piano but he even danced with some of the residents!”