Sing to Remember - Defying Dementia
There is no cure for dementia. But science is proving that one instrument can slow down its cognitive decline - the human voice.
Inspired by the power of music on the brain, Jason Lai - Principal Conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory - forms a choir with 9 individuals living with dementia and their loved ones.But it’s not all fun and games. They have three months to prepare for a Christmas Concert along Singapore’s busiest shopping street.
Under the tutelage of A Capella and vocal trainer Angelina Choo, this unlikely choir undergoes weekly rehearsals and a series of assessments to find out whether choral singing can slow down the cognitive decline of dementia.
Can they pull off this herculean task? Will choral singing prove to slow down the cognitive decline of one of the most threatening diseases to an aging population?
Episodes: 2 x 60 minutes
Production year: 2023