SPRIGHTLY residents at a care home got lost in music for BBC Music Day.

Residents in their 80s and 90s at Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, in Stisted, enjoyed a lively tea party organised by the staff.

They sang along with singer David James as he belted out pop songs from across the decades.

Some residents got up and danced while others just tapped their feet to the beat.

BBC Music Day is a UK-wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with 2,000 events across the UK.

Home activities coordinator Dani Lane said: “Our residents love music and it’s at the heart of many of the activities we organise at our home.

“We have no doubt that music has the power to boost well-being for our residents.

“It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves and singing along.

"BBC Music Day is a wonderful initiative which we are glad to support.”

Research has shown that music can have major benefits for older people and help alleviate stress and anxiety for people with dementia.

For those with dementia music can be a powerful tool to help increase wellbeing and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Even minimal movements, such as tapping a foot or clapping hands is enough activity to release pent-up mental and physical stress.

Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court is run by Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

To find out more about our care homes, they should visit rmbi.org.uk.