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A double bassist and guitarist play for our patients

Spitz rocks the joint

The Older People and Dementia services team was delighted to welcome some incredibly talented musicians from The Spitz, to Northwick Park Hospital on Tuesday for some of our elderly patients.

Alex Lukjaniec, Matron for Older People and Dementia Services, said “Research supports the benefits of live music, especially for people living with dementia by stimulating memories, reducing agitation, increasing appetite and improving communication”

“The session was extremely well received and led to clapping, foot tapping, singing, and dancing from both staff and patients.”

The talented duo, made up of Marcus on guitar and Ben on bass, was also able to facilitate a bespoke request from a patient that wanted to hear a New Orleans sound.

The Spitz was historically a live music venue in Old Spitalfields Market, which closed in 2007. In 2013, they became The Spitz Charitable Trust, to continue to increase wellbeing through live music.

To learn more about The Spitz, visit their website: spitz.org.uk

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