Our Work > Singalongs

Singalongs

Our dementia-friendly singalongs are carefully crafted to connect people with memories and emotions.

If you are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, please try our free online library of singalong songs and shows. Singing together can create new moments of joy and connection for you and your loved one.

We start by selecting positive, uplifting, and familiar songs. Then we create recordings, usually featuring piano and a strong melody line. Most of our songs are recorded in lower keys than originals, making them easier for older ears to hear and older voices to sing. Then we add an engaging singalong leader, easy-to-read lyrics, and strong visual clues.

Residents at memory care facilities often share with us how they connect with music during our in-person dementia-friendly singalongs. Mary said the music made her remember when she was a little girl singing with her mother. Carol told us she knows all the songs because she played the piano while her husband sang. Norman said “all of the songs make me happy.” Pat told us: “You gave us a connection we haven’t had in so long.”

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, please join us at our monthly open-to-the-public community singalongs.

 

 

Eric leading a singalong.

Our singalongs feature an engaging singer plus video display of easy-to-read lyrics.

Schedule a live Singalong Show in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Video display of easy-to-read lyrics
  • Engaging performer, singing popular songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and the Great American Songbook
  • Perfect for multi-generation family parties
  • Dementia-friendly singalongs
  • Discounted rates for memory care facilities
  • Popular in assisted living and independent living communities
  • Themed shows available on request (i.e. 1950s, showtunes, patriotic)

Contact Eric Kolb at eric@songsandsmiles.com for custom quotes or more information.

 

 

Get Involved

Care for Caregivers

Provide encouragement and support to those on the front lines.

Care Tips

Learn how to better connect with someone living with dementia.

Share Your Story

Encourage others by sharing your own story.

Volunteer

Contact us about getting involved as a volunteer.