Bowood Court and Mews help dementia resident Judy, return to the studio. Staff at the care home were amazed when they saw Judy’s original studio session and just knew they had to get her back to the studio.
A Bowood Court & Mews resident with dementia has re-recorded her version of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Hey Big Spender’ in a local studio.
Judy Pass (74) is a former teacher with a passion for singing, who now sometimes struggles to remember with her condition, remembered all the words, and managed to hit the notes perfectly.
Following the discovery of Judy’s musical past including her starring role as ‘Roxy Hart’ in Chicago the musical, Dementia & Lifestyle manager, Karen Middleton reached out to the local community to see if any of the local recording studios could help to get Judy back in the studio just one more time and her appeal was answered by the team at AA1, in Redditch.
“I’m happy that I was part of this. I really enjoyed it and to know I made a positive and wonderful impact on others too. I’m glad to put smiles on people’s faces. Judy is such a lovely woman” said Michael Cowan from AA1.
“This is my mum. She is at her happiest when performing. This is what it was like when we were growing up, it was like living in a musical. Thank you so much for organising this for her“ said Judy’s daughters.
“Finding activity’s that truly have meaning to our residents is what our teams in adept aspire to achieve. Here at Adept we make sure we Know about our residents life before dementia and focus all our future care around this. Watching Judy come alive in the studio and seeing the natural show girl she had so deep inside her is what dementia care is all about” concluded Karen Middleton, Dementia & Lifestyle Manager.