Music spurs memories

A workshop which looked into the theory that music benefits people with dementia was held at the Eastgate Theatre last month.

Music in Health specialist Dr Jane Bentley raised awareness of the growing research on the issue, and also got the audience to participate in some enjoyable singing and percussion exercises. Thanks to Alzheimer Scotland Borders Service’s fundraising, the workshop is offered free of charge on September 3.

For more information phone Christine Drummond of Peebles Baptist Church on 07958 084056 or email