There’s no need to be intimidated by the prospect of creating a playlist for a family member, or by the technology that will be involved. We have created a series of videos to guide you through the process. You will find here, simply explained, the background to the idea, the science of how music affects the brain, a guide to the detective work that creates the best playlist and answers to the most common questions.

These videos are designed to support individuals create their own playlist for life or a playlist for a friend or family member. They are for personal use and copyright remains with Playlist for Life at all times. If you are interested in using playlist for life professionally or learning more about training packages we provide, please email us at


Why Playlist for Life?

Why Music?

Detective Work: How to Build a Playlist

Questions Answered

How to Use the Technology: A Newcomer’s Guide

The Playlist for Families video series is also available as a free DVD.

If you would like us to send you the DVD, please complete this short online application form. There is no charge for the DVD but we would be grateful for a cheque or a donation via Just Giving to cover the postage of approximately £3.


DVD Application Form

This DVD is intended for individuals with dementia, friends, families and loved ones.

If you work with people with dementia in a professional capacity, we recommend that you access our certified online training course.



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Cheques and written applications should be sent to Playlist for Life:

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