Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

Shop now open! Share your love of music and support Playlist for Life. Visit now.

A playlist of personally meaningful music
can help people living with dementia

Making a playlist is easy

Find the
right music

Put the tunes
into a list

Choose how
to listen

Help a loved one living with dementia discover the unique soundtrack of their life

A personalised playlist is a low-cost and unique tool which can bring joy and highlight the ‘me’ in dementia. From managing symptoms of dementia to strengthening connections with family and carers, a playlist has so many benefits.

Get your free resource pack!

Just enter your details and we’ll email you a free digital resource pack with our Getting Started Leafet, Soundtrack to your Life booklet, and conversation starters. 

Sir Alex Ferguson's playlist

“Music has soundtracked many important moments in my life and I’m pleased to support the charitable work of Playlist for Life, who use music to support people affected by dementia.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

Latest news

We’re Scottish Charity of the Year!

In 2023 we celebrated our 10th anniversary and had a packed year. Read all about it.

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Fundraise for Playlist for Life in Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Dundee.

New stock in our shop

Great products for a great cause.

National Playlist Day 2024

Save the date: 20th September 2024

A day to celebrate the power of meaningful music for people living with dementia. Could you support the campaign?

Get involved

Start building a playlist for yourself or someone else today. Resources available in 10 languages. 

Hear directly from families and carers using personalised playlists every day.

Community group or organisation? We provide free resources and training to help your community!

Whether you’re a healthcare or social care professional, student or simply want to learn more about playlists, we have a course for you! We have trained over 8000 people so far.

Overall winner

GSK Impact Awards 2020

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[Playlist for Life] has taken a simple concept and used it to deliver profound results, providing a way to connect to the past and help families living with dementia. Its evidence-based approach is highly impressive, with trials in hospitals and care homes showing that people with dementia need less medication when Playlist for Life is included in their care.

Katie Pinnock

Director of UK and Ireland Charitable Partnerships at GSK

Healthcare or social care professional?

Winner - ScottishPower Foundation Awards

Community Engagement Award 2022

This award recognises the work of charities who have made a positive impact to both their immediate target group and the wider community, working in partnership to enact long-lasting change.

Our story

Watch the below video to hear directly from families and healthcare professionals who have used Playlist for Life.