To Walk In My Shoes (Dementia Blues)

Cheryl Hodge

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How much do you think this song is worth to you? Whatever you think is fair; you set the price! Donations receive a tax exempt receipt upon request. (We are a federal charity 501(c)(3).) Written to draw attention to the effectiveness of music as a tool to help people with Dementia (composer/lyricist, Cheryl Hodge, c. 2019).

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12-week course: Lead Your Own Memory Choir

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EXCITING NEW TRAINING PROGRAM:  

"LEAD YOUR OWN MEMORY CHOIR"!  

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:  

Due to the COVID crisis, the following upcoming events have been postponed.

(POSTPONED TO JUNE) Date to be announced, "BLUES & BREWS Support Music for Dementia", 2-5pm - featuring greats: Hambone (guitar/vocals), Cheryl Hodge (Keys, vocals), Jan Peters (harmonica), Jeff Naylor (bass), Cary Stevens (drums).  LOCATION: 122W Brewing, 2416 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone: 1(360)306-3285 https://122westbrew.com  Join Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2460147514250750/

(POSTPONED to date yet to be announced), DISCOVERY 2020, Alzheimer Regional Conference; 10:30-11:45 AM:  Cheryl Hodge is a featured speaker at the April 1, 2020 Conference; Lynnwood Convention Center, Seattle, Washington.  "Alzheimer’s, Dementia & the Healing Power of Music:  Singalong Therapy" - Learn how to implement the Dementia Singalong Therapy Program, which is dedicated to sharing exercises with patients living with dementia-related diseases and brain damage that strengthen the brain’s memory and communication processes. This program will help you empower people to create meaningful experiences that expand awareness and a sense of hope in the community.

TO MAKE A DONATION: We are now both a Federal Charity 501(c)(3); as well as a non-profit in the state of Wash. (U.B.I.# 604-387-138) DONATE and receive Cheryl Hodge's new song here: "To Walk In My Shoes (Dementia Blues)"  Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the program I developed. I have FIVE choirs, and counting! Donations tax deductible! Money goes towards funds for community and national projects such as tours and training programs.

ARTICLES about the program...:  

DEMENTIA SINGALONG THERAPY: BUILDING CONNECTIONS ONE NOTE AT A TIME ("Whatcom Talk")

SINGALONG HELPS SENIOR CITIZENS UNCOVER LOST MEMORIES ("Couer D'Alene Press")

PRESENT "MEMORY CHOIR SCHEDULE" where Cheryl Hodge directs music:
(Private Memory Care Units & Retirement Centers):

MONDAYS:           

10-11am    
Rosewood Manor 
Bellingham,WA 

2:45-3:30pm   
Lynden Christian Center 
Lynden, WA 

3:45-4:30pm   
Lynden Manor 
Lynden, WA 

WEDNESDAYS: 

3:45 - 5pm     
Bellingham at Orchard 
Bellingham, WA 

FRIDAYS: 

11:00-Noon     
Pegasus at Cordata Court 
Bellingham, WA 

3-4pm             
Brookdale Fairhaven 
Bellingham, WA

2019 MUSIC & DEMENTIA TOUR: Funds are still needed to help pay for a cross-country trip that was made earlier last year (Aug. 10 - Sept. 1, 2019)  cross country Dementia Singalong Awareness Tour). On tour there were presentations, radio shows and doing memory choirs in the following cities:

- Monday, Aug. 12 - Kellogg, ID, Mountain Valley of Cascadia (private) 
- Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Coeur D'Alene, ID, PUBLIC, 11:30-1pm, Unity Spiritual Center of N. Idaho
- Thursday, Aug. 15 - Missoula, MT, Village Senior Residence (private) 
- Friday, Aug. 16 - Missoula, MT, Springs Living memory care (private) 
- Saturday, Aug. 17 - Billings, MT, West Park Village (private) 
- Monday, Aug. 19 - Madison, WI, Brookdale (private) 
- Tuesday, Aug. 20- 26 - Blue Lake Michigan area (look for updates on this)
- Thurs. Aug 28 - Madison, WI, Brookdale (private) 
- Saturday, Aug 31 - Billings, MT, Springs at Grand Park (private)

Recently, Cheryl has written,  recorded and produced  a song called: "To Walk In My Shoes (Dementia Blues)". She will be promoting our cause and playing the song on Community Radio across the country! (The song is currently being mastered in L.A.!  This is an extremely well produced song - and every single gifted musician DONATED their time on the project!

In other news:   A program which will allow people to obtain certification for teaching this method is well underway. Stay tuned. Could start as early as January, 2020.

Free Songs with Cues for Dementia

In order to make Dementia Singalong Therapy accessible to ALL (not only those who "can afford it"; I have provided free Warm-ups and downloads WITH CUEING for lots of old favorite songs that are now Public Domain.  Please go to https://cherylhodge.com/dementia-program to download the tracks. I recommend using the warm-up track first and doing it with your resident, or friend with special needs.  In my experience, music has the power to help most people who are experiencing a state of dementia; whether it is from brain damage, Alzheimer's or any various diseases associate with dementia.  These are tracks that go with the book:  "Alzheimer's, Dementia, and the Healing Power of Music".