Being able to respond to music is the one thing dementia cannot destroy. Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia.
Training courses and guidance for care staff and families.
Nothing speaks louder than the experience of others.
If you would like to help in some way, we would love to hear from you.
Make a playlist yourself to see how music has helped form your memories.
Look at these guest playlists and others submitted to understand what Playlist for Life is about.
There is mounting evidence that if people with dementia are offered frequent access to the music in which their past experience and memories are embedded, it can
- Improve their present mood,
- Improve their awareness,
- Improve their ability to understand and think,
- Help their sense of identity and independence.
That every person with dementia has access to a unique playlist of their life, to help unlock who they are.
News At a Glance
- Opportunity for Communities Officer!
Please see our News and Events section for further information and a job application pack.
- We are expanding our bank of Professional Freelance Trainers! Interested?
Please find further details in our news and events section. Closing date is Friday 29th July 2016.
- NHS Ayrshire and Arran Dementia/Delirium Conference for Care Homes at Crosshouse Hospital
Playlist for Life’s Deputy Chair Andy Lowndes is presenting at this conference on Monday the 18th July, 2016. We will also have an information stand on the day so if you are attending please come along and find out more!
- The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award has chosen Playlist for life as its nominated charity.
This prestigious and exciting arts prize will be awarded on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at an event in Paisley. The awards were developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists. Our sincere thanks go to the Scottish Album of the Year organisers for supporting Playlist for Life and raising awareness of what we do. We wish all the nominees good luck. We’ve been able to get some playlists from previous SAY award winners. Please browse our guest playlists
- Volunteers needed for a ‘playlist-making’ tool: can you help? Please see our news section for further details.
- Tea Dance on 19th May 2016 at South Beach Hotel, Troon. Live@Troon are hosting their first ever tea dance at 2pm. Please call 01294 233713 or visit www.liveattroon.com for tickets
- Playlist for Life will be attending the Older People’s Spring Fayre at Woodhill Evangelical Church, Bishopbriggs on Friday 29th April 2016. Come along to our information stand between 10am and 3pm.
- Community Dementia Care Model, Strathblane, Saturday 30th April 2016 at the Kirk Rooms, Strathblane between 10am and 3pm. Come along to this community event to find out more about Playlist for Life. We are presenting at 11am and 2pm.
- Rally for Bally 2016 Tickets are now on sale for the Western Tennis Club’s annual Charity Tennis Event. Live music, interviews with Sally Magnusson and friends and tennis fun with stars from TV and sport. Get your tickets now http://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rallyforbally2016
- The Scottish Police and Community Choir are supporting Playlist for Life. Come along to this musical extravaganza on Sunday 22nd May 2016 at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling. You can find further information on our news and events section.
- Sir Alex Ferguson CBE Sir Alex has submitted a personal playlist. Please visit our guest playlists. Sir Alex said “All wonderful songs that bring back great memories for me”
- APPWe’ve begun developing a Playlist for Life app with Glasgow Caledonian University to deliver a personal music intervention from diagnosis to end of life. It will be informed by robust research evidencing the impact of personal music on the wellbeing of those living with dementia. Funded by Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.
- TRAININGOnline training for healthcare professionals and a DVD /download for families are now available.
- NHSMore than half the Scottish health boards, a number of English hospital trusts and a growing number of care homes across the UK are working with us.
- OPERA HOLLAND PARKOpera Holland Park is collaborating with Playlist for Life in care homes across the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, funded by a local authority grant.
Any donation, large or small, will help us to support carers, train volunteers and provide the equipment necessary to provide people with a playlist for life.