Lost Chord is an innovative charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of those living with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self esteem.
Lost Chord was founded by our Chief Executive Helena Muller in 1999. From its earliest beginnings with 11 residential homes in Rotherham, Lost Chord has expanded into many parts of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, with satellite schemes in London and Wales. We now have satellite schemes in Coventry, Cardiff, London, Bury St Edmonds and Ipswich. Read more >
Lost Chord Patrons
Sir Cliff joins International Soprano Lesley Garrett CBE and The Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn DBE in supporting us with their patronage.
Patron – Sir Cliff
In the year of our 10th anniversary, we are delighted Sir Cliff Richard OBE has agreed to be one of our National Patrons. His mother suffered with dementia and he knows what an important part music can play in improving the quality of life for people with dementia.
“I am happy to lend my name to your invaluable work because I am aware of the positive effect of music on those with dementia”
Patron – Lesley Garrett CBE
Lesley Garrett CBE, the world famous soprano, became our first National Patron. Lesley originally came from Doncaster and obviously feels a certain allegiance to this area. We asked her to comment on her reasons for supporting Lost Chord.
“I had a dear aunt with dementia, a resident at a home in South Yorkshire. She didn’t recognise any of us by sight towards the end, but when my mother played one of my CD’s her face always lit up and she would say ‘Lesley.’ I do admire the work you do, especially as you are helping young musicians as well as people with dementia.”
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
- #dementia Ken gave us thumbs up after every piece. Kathleen faced the wall seemingly asleep, with1-2-1 she became f… https://t.co/Z5M1UhNnjTlchord2 weeks ago
- #dementia People love music in this home. They become very animated and partyicipate throughout. Dennios was very l… https://t.co/IVY8Jmgi92lchord2 weeks ago
- #dementia Doris was very agitated when we arrived but instantly calmed down when th music started. By the end she w… https://t.co/xDp0A3gNdolchord2 weeks ago
- Joan cried at 'Can't help loving that man of mine'. Captain Ray sang along to Moon River. Fran and Mary just love t… https://t.co/sv5lOgUc39lchord2 weeks ago
- #dementia one lady arrived in a very unsettled state she didn't want to come, by the end of the concert she was lau… https://t.co/me6FNL9M5Flchord2 months ago