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Healing through music and culture

At Playlist for Life, we encourage anyone creating a personal playlist to include within it a range of songs that remind us of our youth, identity and people that are important to us as it’s these tracks that help us reconnect with our ourselves and loved ones. In this guest blog, Ronald Amanze, who lives … Read more

Five Questions With… Andy Lowndes

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This week we speak to Andy Lowndes, Vice Chair of Trustees and resident Music Detective at Playlist for Life. Listen to Andy’s personalised playlist at the end of the … Read more

Five Questions With… Beth Britton

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This week we speak to Beth Britton, an award-winning Dementia Activist and Content Creator. Listen to Beth’s personalised playlist at the end of the feature. Hi Beth. Thanks for … Read more

Five Questions With… Mary McDougall

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This week we speak to Playlist for Life’s very own Mary McDougall, who is responsible for managing and delivering our training. Listen to Mary’s personalised playlist at the end … Read more

Personal playlists reduce medication by 80%

A health and social care team working in Fife has reported an 80% reduction in the use of medication since integrating personally meaningful music into their care of people living with dementia. The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team from the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership recently completed Playlist for Life training and become … Read more

Five Questions With… Rohini Sharma Joshi

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This week we speak to Rohini Sharma Joshi, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Age Scotland. Listen to Rohini’s personalised playlist at the end of the feature. We first became … Read more

Five Questions With… Dean McShane

Every fortnight we sit down with a guest working in dementia care to bring you an insight to their role and experience of using meaningful music. This week we speak to Dean McShane, a mental health nurse and Senior Mental Health Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Listen to Dean’s personalised playlist at the end … Read more

Exploring dementia awareness through virtual reality

Our Communities Team’s journey into living with dementia Recently, Playlist for Life staff had the opportunity to delve into the world of dementia awareness through a session organised by Age Scotland at St. Andrew’s Church in Carluke. This session offered a unique experience through a virtual reality tour, providing a glimpse into the challenges faced … Read more

Living well with dementia through meaningful music

Meaningful music can help a person who lives with dementia, and those who love and care for them, to live well. Being told that you or a person you love has dementia can feel devastating. The condition, in all its forms, can take a toll on anyone affected. From the person living with dementia to … Read more