The idea for a choir for people with dementia and their caregivers is not new. But in Victoria, Voices in Motion has brought a twist to the idea by inviting high school students to join. The students help some of the members with memory loss follow along during the songs, flipping pages, and helping them find their place in the music if they get lost. This allows the caregivers some respite FROM looking after their loved ones, but it also gives the high school students a chance to learn from the older `member`s of the choir. "It’s sort of like free therapy," says Grade 12 student Amy Li, who has been singing with Voices in Motion since it began in 2018. "Like you’re helping others but they’re helping and guiding you as well. So it’s a really precious experience."

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