We want everyone to know about the power of music to help people living with dementia. Our training introduces you to an innovative and powerful tool to help care for a person with dementia. Not only is it fun, but used in the right way, it can become a hugely beneficial form of treatment.

We offer training courses for care homes and health establishments, individual care professionals, and community groups or individual carers who want to know more about how music can help someone with dementia.

You can also download our training brochure as a printable pdf

For care establishments

Our aim is to enable a whole-home approach and strengthen existing care networks. Our training has been developed with practitioners in the field to support homes and hospitals to embed Playlist for Life into care and support. To date we have trained over 1,600 care professionals in 98 care establishments.  

Find out more about our training for care establishments.

Stow Park Nursing Home in Newport was the first care home to be accredited under the Playlist for Life accreditation scheme. The Abbeyfield Society who run Stow Park were so impressed that they created a video showing how Playlist for Life had benefited their residents and staff.

For care workers

Individuals can book onto one of our centrally  run training events or we can deliver training in your  place of work, giving a significant discount on the total cost per head. In addition, we can work with you to  design a bespoke package. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Find out more about our training for individual care workers. 

For community staff & volunteers

We have developed a range of subsidised packages to support those working or volunteering for community organisations, such as churches, libraries and community groups. These courses teach Music Detective skills and give people the skills and confidence to use personal music in daily life. 

Find out more about our training for community staff and volunteers. 


"I hope to see Playlist for Life in all care homes."
Heather Edwards, Dementia Consultant for the Care Inspectorate

"Really enjoyable session – lots of group interaction and inspiring ideas."
Senior Support Worker

"Emotional, inspiring, motivational."
Service Manager

"Playlist for Life has changed how we communicate with people with dementia, and it is now spreading through our community."
Help Point leader

"He is just happy when he is listening to his music. And I’m happy when he’s happy."
Family Carer

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