The monthly activities are run by charity Lost Chord at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road.
They have proven to have a positive effect on those with the degenerative condition, says Helena Muller, who founded the charity.
She said: “We’ve been holding musical sessions at The Laurels every month and residents have responded well to us.
“We have a positive effect on dementia by using music to stimulate areas of the brain that are still intact. This is particularly important where verbal communication is no longer possible.
“We use a tactile approach, gaining eye contact, holding hands and reaching out.
“Music is the key that can unlock the door behind which a frightened and intimidated person hides. Everyone has a piece of music that sparks something within them – and it is lovely to find.”
Louise Spooner, home manager at The Laurels Care Home, said: “We have been working with Lost Chord for some time now and we see a huge difference in our residents following one of their sessions.
“Dementia is most closely associated with memory loss but music continues to have a powerful effect on those living with the condition. We see an uplift in mood, less aggressive behavior and greater sociability among those who take part.”